Quavo mourns his nephew Takeoff in an emotional post… after the late rapper’s public memorial


Migos’ Quavo paid tribute to his late nephew and bandmate Takeoff, who was shot and killed earlier this month outside a Houston bowling alley.

One day after thousands gathered outside State Farm Arena on Friday to mourn the 28-year-old’s life, Quavo, 31, shared an emotional post, detailing their relationship alongside a slew of childhood photos, with his 22.4 million Instagram followers.

‘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,’ he wrote.

Saying goodbye: Migos’ Quavo paid tribute to his late nephew and bandmate Takeoff, who was shot and killed earlier this month outside a Houston bowling alley

The performer continued: ‘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 the same team.’ 

Quavo also marveled at Takeoff’s ability to be ‘quietest in the room but paid attention to everything going on in the room.’

‘Nothing ever really bothered Take and he didn’t bother anybody. He the most unbothered person in the 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,’ the singer stated.

Devastating: One day after thousands gathered outside State Farm Arena on Friday to mourn the 28-year-old's life, Quavo, 31, shared an emotional post, detailing their relationship alongside a slew of childhood photos, with his 22.4 million Instagram followers

Devastating: One day after thousands gathered outside State Farm Arena on Friday to mourn the 28-year-old’s life, Quavo, 31, shared an emotional post, detailing their relationship alongside a slew of childhood photos, with his 22.4 million Instagram followers

'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,' he wrote

‘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,’ he wrote

Heart-wrenching: The performer continued: '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 the same team'

Heart-wrenching: The performer continued: ‘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 the same team’

Quavo also called Takeoff the ‘funniest person in the room’ and mused that ‘once you got him goin he wouldn’t stop.’

‘Growing up he knew every song off the Hot Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he was cursing up a storm,’ he recalled, before noting they won a Boys and Girls Club talent show together performing ‘Get Ya Roll On’ by Big Timers.

‘So it’s safe to say we had something going then. It came easy to us when it came to style and swag…Then he created this triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY,’ Quavo said. ‘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 to the family!’

Biggest fan: Quavo also marveled at Takeoff's ability to be 'quietest in the room but paid attention to everything going on in the room'

Biggest fan: Quavo also marveled at Takeoff’s ability to be ‘quietest in the room but paid attention to everything going on in the room’

'Nothing ever really bothered Take and he didn't bother anybody. He the most unbothered person in the 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,' the singer stated

‘Nothing ever really bothered Take and he didn’t bother anybody. He the most unbothered person in the 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,’ the singer stated

‘This whole time I’ve been trying to figure out what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it… 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,’ he added.

Quavo reiterated that he is ‘just proud’ to have been Takeoff’s uncle and of the things they were able to do that they ‘couldn’t ever imagine’ possible.

‘We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always was in the wrong every time…I’m proud to say I’ve seen your blessings…You will continue to send your blessings down from Heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live,’ he concluded.

Like sunshine: Quavo also called Takeoff the 'funniest person in the room' and mused that 'once you got him goin he wouldn't stop'

Like sunshine: Quavo also called Takeoff the ‘funniest person in the room’ and mused that ‘once you got him goin he wouldn’t stop’

'Growing up he knew every song off the Hot Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he was cursing up a storm,' he recalled, before noting they won a Boys and Girls Club talent show together performing 'Get Ya Roll On' by Big Timers

‘Growing up he knew every song off the Hot Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he was cursing up a storm,’ he recalled, before noting they won a Boys and Girls Club talent show together performing ‘Get Ya Roll On’ by Big Timers

'So it's safe to say we had something going then. It came easy to us when it came to style and swag…Then he created this triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY,' Quavo said. '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 to the family!'

‘So it’s safe to say we had something going then. It came easy to us when it came to style and swag…Then he created this triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY,’ Quavo said. ‘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 to the family!’

On Friday Quavo and cousin Offset took the stage at his funeral amid a formidable array of prominent figures to pay tribute to Takeoff. 

Drake delivered an emotional eulogy comparing himself and Migos to the Rat Pack, according to TMZ. Meanwhile top-flight stars including Justin Bieber and Chloe Bailey delivered musical performances in Takeoff’s memory.

Mourners gathered in the State Farm Arena, including Offset’s wife Cardi B, who concealed her eyes behind a massive pair of sunglasses as she sat in the audience.

Moruning: Quavo reiterated that he is 'just proud' to have been Takeoff's uncle and of the things they were able to do that they 'couldn't ever imagine' possible

Moruning: Quavo reiterated that he is ‘just proud’ to have been Takeoff’s uncle and of the things they were able to do that they ‘couldn’t ever imagine’ possible

'We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always was in the wrong every time…I'm proud to say I've seen your blessings…You will continue to send your blessings down from Heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live,' he concluded

‘We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always was in the wrong every time…I’m proud to say I’ve seen your blessings…You will continue to send your blessings down from Heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live,’ he concluded

A brief social media clip of Drake’s eulogy saw him hail Takeoff as ‘forever balanced. Whenever he would take his shades off, he had this thing about him that I loved – no matter what was going on around us he was, like, always kinda squinting but like his eyes were wide open.’ 

Offset found himself reduced to tears as he gave a speech memorializing his cousin, whom he credited with having ‘changed the culture of music forever.’

Footage of the speech posted to TikTok showed Offset repeatedly becoming too overcome with emotion to go on, only for the audience to applaud and encourage him.

He begged God to give him and his family ‘strength,’ saying: ‘I don’t wanna question you, God, I just don’t – I don’t get it. I don’t get you sometimes.’

Kevin ‘Coach K’ Lee and Pierre ‘P’ Thomas, the hip-hop moguls whose label launched Migos, also gave speeches, as did Takeoff’s mother and siblings.

Dearly departed: Drake (left) gave an emotional eulogy on Friday at Takeoff's Atlanta funeral, where Justin Bieber performed for a crowd of mourners that included and Cardi B

Dearly departed: Drake (left) gave an emotional eulogy on Friday at Takeoff’s Atlanta funeral, where Justin Bieber performed for a crowd of mourners that included and Cardi B

Bereaved: Offset found himself reduced to tears as he gave a speech memorializing his cousin, whom he credited with having 'changed the culture of music forever'

Bereaved: Offset found himself reduced to tears as he gave a speech memorializing his cousin, whom he credited with having ‘changed the culture of music forever’

At the mic: Justin Bieber was among the glittering array of performers

Paying tribute: Justin Bieber took the stage and sang an acoustic version of his own 2021 song Ghost, with CNN reporting that a single piano was his only accompaniment 

Chloe Bailey performed a song by Beyonce, while the Mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, honored the rapper with a civilian award.

Justin Bieber took the stage and sang an acoustic version of his own 2021 song Ghost, with CNN reporting that a single piano was his only accompaniment.

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams reportedly performed her number The Battle Is The Lord’s, a song that draws its title from the first book of Samuel in the Old Testament.

A host of VIPs attended the memorial, including Teyana Taylor, who collaborated with Migos on her song Drippin, and CeeLo Green, who featured on Offset’s solo song North Star.

In memoriam: Takeoff, born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed earlier this month outside a Houston bowling alley

In memoriam: Takeoff, born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed earlier this month outside a Houston bowling alley

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A sign announces the memorial service for slain rapper Takeoff at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Friday