Tragic. Quavo & Cardi B gave Takeoff a touching tribute. The Culture Rapper and the “I Like It” Both artist and musician took to Instagram to share memories with other Migos members.
Takeoff was killed in Texas on the 1st of November 2022. Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed Takeoff’s death during a press conference, according to People. “This morning at 2:34 a.m. officers received a call of a shooting in progress. Officers arrived there shortly thereafter — a downtown location, Billiards & Bowling Alley. They came upon a male who was deceased. That male has been identified as Kirshnik Ball, better known as Takeoff. He’s a member of the Migos rap group, out of Atlanta,” Finner, he said. “I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston. And everyone spoke of what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is. What a great artist.”
Takeoff’s memorial service took place in the rapper’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, on November 11, 2022, at the State Farm Arena. A number of close friends, including Justin Bieber’s family members, GucciMane, Gucci Mane Lil Yachty and Teyana Taylor, Cardi B, and Drake, attended the memorial service. Drake used social media to pay tribute last week to Takeoff. posted, “Got the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch. That’s what I’ll focus on for now. rest easy space man.”
Read below to see Quavo and Cardi B’s tributes to Takeoff.
Quavo’s Tribute to Takeoff
Quavo posted a photo to Instagram on the occasion of his nephew’s memorial service, November 11, 2022. According to TMZ, Takeoff was playing dice with Quavo at a party that included 40-50 people on the night of his passing. This video was obtained by TMZ Quavo is seen trying to move his nephew, according to social media. He then puts him down before yelling for help. Unverified reports on social media said a dispute over said dice game broke out and that’s when the shooting occurred. Multiple media reports claimed that Takeoff was either shot in his head or close to it and was declared dead at the scene. Two other people were also shot by police and transported to the hospital in private vehicles. Quavo wasn’t hurt.
He wrote a poignant letter filled with love, memories, and admiration for his nephew. “Dear Take, It’s so hard to tell you Ima miss you because you always with me and we did everything together. Since we were kids you been by my side lookin up at me, them eyes waiting on me to make the next move.. then you followed up right behind me. You always made sure I did it first so you can do it right with me. You never competed with me, we were always on same team. You hated playing against me because I was always playing too hard or too ruff then I can hear my mama say “sonnnn not too ruff” cuz I didn’t like to lose! Our first dream was to become tag team partners in WWE. We fell in LOVE with WWF wrestling..man. we had every action figure. We were sure we would be pro wrestlers, judging by the way Take imitated them all. Nothing ever really bothered Take and he didn’t bother anybody. He was the most unbothered individual in the world. He never got mad, he never raised his voice, and when he did, he silenced the room because what Take said was law and he wasn’t changing his mind fa na, not even Unc could, you just gotta let em cool off for bout 30mins. The most hilarious person in the room. Once you got him goin he wouldn’t stop. Last but not least, he took his time with all things. It was called the “Takeoff Time.” He would always remind us that if we were late to the shows, it was a sign that we were running behind. “God will get us there on time.” Some shows God did it, others we missed. Point is he trusted God though.”
He continued, “Throughout this whole time he had a REAL passion for music it was His dream to become a rapper cuz I didn’t kno what I wanted to do. I tried everything, all the sports. After every game I would come home and he would just sit there playing the game with the controller in his hand looking, and look at my face and he could tell we lost another game. So sports wasn’t his thing cuz he saw me lose all the time. This is how I knew he was gonna be a rapper. Growing up he knew every song off the Hot Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he was cursing up a storm. Mama heard him rapping, took the CD and said that music was too grown for us. until we won the Boys and Girls Club talent show together performing “Get Ya Roll On” by Big Timers, it was all good then, So it’s safe to say we had something going then. When it came to style, it was easy for us. Because our momma dressed up us as rappers and grown men, we always looked like someone. We had the look, even though our clothes were big! He created the triplet flow, and the rest is history. He never worried about titles, credit, or what man got the most shine, that wasn’t him. He didn’t care about none of that as along we brought it back home to the family!”
The Culture Rapper concluded the post, “This whole time I’ve been trying to figure what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it We hated that word “nephew” Oder when they said “Unc and Phew” Because we knew we were much closer than that. It made me feel old. But I knew you weren’t my brother cuz you are my sister’s son, so I couldn’t say brother. Now I finally get it… you are OUR angel watching me and watching us this whole time in living form making sure EVERYONE FELT UR LOVE AND HUGS while u here and u made our dreams come true. It manifested itself whenever u spoke it. “God gonna do it, he did it. I’m just proud be in your life. I’m proud to be ya UNCLE. I’m proud we saw the world and done things we couldn’t ever imagine together. We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always was in the wrong every time… I guess mama made that rule too! I’m proud to say I’ve seen your blessings, I’ve seen you bless me, you blessed mama, you blessed Shara, you blessed Treet, Heaven and Zeke. You will continue to send your blessings down from Heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live. It’s always my responsibility to look after my nephews and nieces I will do that before we make moves or any decisions we gon always say “what would Take think?” Always been, ain’t nun gonna change. We knew that we would always be together for the rest of our lives and it seems like we will see each other again. You are the one I love with all my heart. I’ll never leave you. l guess God jus ain’t need my help. You can ask Him to help me again! In a place where there’s no pain, no demons, no jealousy, no envy, no greed. To reach that paradise, we must do whatever it takes to please God. Love you nephew!”
Cardi B’s Tribute to Takeoff
Cardi B wrote Takeoff on her behalf a moving post. Instagram 11.11.2022 The “WAP” artist is married to Takeoff’s groupmate Offset and she shared her fond memories with the rapper on the social media app.
She wrote: “Takeoff your untimely passing has brought a great deal of pain and sorrow to so many lives. The impact you had in this world was so considerable and we have struggled to grasp this tragedy. I am heartbroken but I am grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while you were here with us. This has truly been a nightmare and the pain is incomparable. The emptiness your brothers are feeling is unbearable and I pray that you give Offset ,Quavo, and your friends and family the strength to keep going as they are trying to cope with this loss. I believe that angels send signs and beautiful dreams to loved ones to assure them that they’re watching them and they’re okay and happy…send your mom some of those 🙏🏽.”
She ended the post by expressing her gratitude for the rapper. “As a Migos fan it hurts me to look at pictures and videos of y’all together, and hearing y’all songs that changed the music industry and moved the culture and had the clubs lit 🔥. It hurts because I know it will never be the same again—but I know your bros and y’all fans will make sure the world never forgets the impact you made. I will remember your remarkable talent and your dope ass personality. I pray that you are at peace and in paradise because you deserve every bit of it. I know God opened the heavenly gates for you with a warm embrace. Rest in power TakeOff 🚀💔I will also love you 4L & after”
Cardi also retweeted A tribute to Takeoff was presented a week prior to his Celebration of Life service. Complex Music made this video. Takeoff speaks about the most precious gift Quavo and Offset have given him. “My dudes gave me this ring,” Takeoff can be heard in the video. “It’s always going to stay with me, too. I ain’t never going to take it off.”