Offset has damaged his silence following the tragic demise of his Migos bandmate and cousin, Takeoff, with a symbolic gesture.
The trio of Atlanta-based rap artists— Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff dominated Hip Hop for over a decade, gaining consideration with their hit single Versace earlier than getting mainstream in 2016 with their No.1 Billboard 100 hit, Unhealthy and Boujee.
Nonetheless, earlier this yr, the group break up up with out releasing a press release. Offset left resulting from a problem Quavo claimed in an interview was about “loyalty,” with the late Takeoff chiming in that they’d “all the time be household.”
Quavo and Takeoff launched the duo Unc and Phew (brief for uncle and nephew) and launched an album, Solely Constructed for Infinity Hyperlinks, final month.
Takeoff was killed in a bowling alley altercation in Houston, together with his label releasing a press release that he was struck by stray bullets.
It’s unclear the place Offset and Takeoff’s relationship was on the time of his demise, however the 30-year-old rapper is mourning.
In response to Takeoff’s demise, Offset modified his Twitter cowl picture to an image of his late cousin and canceled a scheduled occasion.
With out releasing a press release, Offset additionally modified his Instagram picture to memorialize the late rap famous person.
The medical expert reveals Takeoff’s explanation for demise
The 28-year-old lyricist was shot a number of occasions with gunshot wounds to his head and torso inflicting his demise, per TMZ.
A video of a heated debate surfaced earlier than the gunshots rang out. Quavo was seen arguing with somebody off digital camera, though Takeoff didn’t look like concerned, in accordance with the video and a number of eyewitnesses.
A press release from Migos document label High quality Management Music says the slain rapper was gunned down by a stray bullet.
There could be no Migos with out Takeoff
As hip-hop mourns the lack of one of the crucial gifted rappers, it has resurfaced that he was accountable for bringing the group collectively.
Takeoff convinced his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, who centered on sports activities, to hitch him and type a rap group.
Talking with N.O.R.E. on the Drink Champs podcast, the host praised Takeoff’s effort within the duo’s current album.
The late rap famous person opened up about his ambition and receiving respect whereas he’s nonetheless alive somewhat than after demise.
“Sufficient is sufficient,” he mentioned. “I’m chill, I’m laid-back, nevertheless it’s time to pop it. It’s time to provide me my flowers. I don’t need them to put down after I ain’t right here, I need them proper now.”