Quavo Shares Tribute To Takeoff: ‘I Love You With All My Heart’

Quavo shared an emotional tribute to his nephew take off after shocking death of Migos rapper. Takeoff (born Kirshnik Khari Ball) was shot and killed on Nov. 1 in Houston, Texas. He was 28.

“Dear Take, it’s so hard to tell you that I miss you because you were always with me and we did everything together,” Quavo wrote on Instagram on Saturday (Nov. 12), where he also shared a slideshow with personal photos the day after a commemoration for takeoff. The two together with Offset, make up the Grammy-nominated trio Migos. During their career together, the three-piece released four studio albums, two of which – Culture (2017) and Culture II (2018) – debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 1.

Quavo wrote, “Since we were kids you’ve been by my side looking up at me and their eyes waiting for me to take the next step…then you followed up right behind me. You always made sure that i did it first so you can make it right with me you never competed with me we were always on the same team you hated playing against me because i always played too hard or too hard i can hear my mom say ‘son, not too hard’ because I didn’t like to lose!

“Remember, our first dream was to be tag team partners in the WWE. We fell in love with WWF wrestling… man, we had all the action figures. Thought we were going to be professional wrestlers because the way he imitated all the wrestlers so well , and if you know Take, his impersonation skills are to the T.. he could impersonate anyone, just ask Danny and P,” he recalled.

“Super quiet though, mostly quiet in the room, but was aware of everything going on in the room, always been like that!!!” Quavo said of Takeoff. “Nothing ever really bothered Take, and he didn’t bother anyone. He’s the most unabashed person 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 didn’t change his mind fa na not even Unc could you just let them cool for about 30 minutes.”

“But by far the funniest person in the room,” he added. “Once you got him going, he wouldn’t stop.”

Quavo recalled that “last but not least, he took his time with everything. We called it ‘Takeoff Time.’ Whenever we were late for the concerts, he always said ‘God will get us there on time.'” Some show God did, some show we were late. The point is he trusted God though.”

Quavo credited Takeoff with starting their musical journey.

“Throughout this time he had a REAL passion for music,” he said. “It was HIS dream to be a rapper because I didn’t know what I wanted. I tried everything, every sport. After every game I’d come home and he’d just sit and play the game with the controller in his hand and look and look at my face and he could see we lost another game. So sports wasn’t his thing because he watched me lose all the time. That’s how I knew he wanted to be a rapper. Growing up he knew every song from Hot The Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he cursed up a storm Mama heard him rap, took the CD and said the music was too grown up for us… until we won the Boys and Girls Club talent show together and performed ‘Get Ya Roll On’ by the Big Timers, it was all good back then.”

“So it’s safe to say we had something going on back then. It came easy to us when it came to style and swag. We always looked like somebody because our mom dressed us like rappers or grown men, as you can see in the pictures! Our clothes were huge but we had the looks!!! Then he created his triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY. He never cared about titles, credit or which man got the most shine, it wasn’t him. He didn’t care not about any of that as long as we brought it home to the family!” Quavo wrote.

He then reflected on their close relationship, calling Takeoff the family’s “angel”.

“All this time I’ve been trying to figure out what you really are to me because my nephew wasn’t,” he said. “We hated that word ‘nephew’ or when they said ‘Unc and Phew’ because we always knew we were much closer than that and it made me feel old too. But I knew you wasn’t my brother because you are my sister’s son so I couldn’t say brother Now I finally understand… you are OUR angel watching over me and watching us all the time in living form and making sure that ALL FELT YOUR LOVE AND HUGS while here and you made our dreams come true. Every time you spoke it manifested it, when you said ‘God will do it,’ he did it. I’m just proud to be in your life I’m proud to be your UNCLE I’m proud that we saw the world and did things we could never imagine together We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always took mistakes every time… I guess mom made that rule too! I’m proud to say I’ve seen your blessings, I’ve seen you bless me, your blessed mom, you blessed Sha ra, you blessed Treet, Heaven and Zeke. You will continue to send down your blessings 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’ll do that before we make any moves or any decision, we’ll always say ‘what would Take think?’ Always been, won’t change,” Quavo wrote. “Me and you knew we’d always be together for life and like now we’ll see each other again. I love you with all my heart. I will never leave you. I guess God doesn’t need my help. Then you can ask him for me what I have to do to be with you again!!! In a place where there is no pain, no demons, no jealousy, no envy, no greed. Whatever we have to do God to be in that place in paradise send us the tools now because we will be with Take. Love you nephew!”

Check out Quavo’s note on Takeoff hereand scroll through his pictures here.

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