Quavo performs an emotional tribute to Takeoff
Quavo poured his soul into a Grammys dedication Lift up and more lives in the music industry in 2022.
The 31-year-old musician paid tribute to his nephew and late The Migos band member Takeoff at the 65th Grammy Awards ceremony.
The rapper performed a version of his tribute song “Without You” reflecting the loss of his former collaborator. He was joined by the Maverick City Music Choir, who helped him sing emotionally;
Out in the galaxy, up in the stars
Over the universe it is larger than Mars
See you in heaven, see you in heaven
If I see you in heaven, I’ll be with my buddy
Quavo holds up the Takeoff chain on stage at the Grammys
The song was released on January 5 with a music video featuring Quavo smoking a joint while listening to the track. Quavo expresses his sadness at Takeoff’s death in the song and longs for a time machine to bring him back.
During the ceremony, Quavo held up Takeoff’s chain in the foreground.
QUAVO HOLDING TAKEOFF CHAIN I CRY 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 #Grammy’s2023 #GRAMMYs #quavo #Lift up pic.twitter.com/rN0dj1jfY3
— Bria K. (@brialegit) February 6, 2023
He also references their brief collaboration with the line “Unc and Puh until infinity”.
Heartfelt tribute to Takeoff by Quavo. I was also delighted to receive recognition from DJ KaySlay, Twitch and Hurricane G! 🙏🏾🖤 #GRAMMYs #Grammy’s2023 pic.twitter.com/AzgG9lkGa4
— Liris Crosse (@LirisC) February 6, 2023
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Takeoff was tragically killed on November 1, 2022 at the age of 28 at a Houston venue called 810 Billiards & Bowling. He was dating Quavo at the time of the incident, which led to an altercation where shots were fired.
Takeoff suffered gunshot wounds to the head, torso and arm and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m
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