While recently performing in Atlanta, Canadian singer and rapper Drake paid tribute to the late Migos emcee Takeoff, who passed away in Houston last year and told the crowd a heartwarming story about the deceased artist.
As the one-year anniversary of Takeoff’s death approaches, many musicians have come out to pay homage to the late artist who made a massive impact while alive. Earlier this year, the deceased lyricist’s uncle and crewmate Quavo opened up about his relative and told fans he still feels his nephew’s spirit.
This year’s BET performance included a high-octane tribute performance in honour of the late emcee, and others in the industry continue to mourn the loss of the ‘Rocket Man’, including Drake.
The Toronto native, who has been touring across the US and Canada, recently performed live in the deceased artist’s hometown, Atalanta, and while there, decided to tell the crowd a moving story about his relationship with Takeoff.
Recalling his relationship with Takeoff, Drake recalled, “The first time I came to Atlanta, was I hopped on the remix to the song called ‘Versace,’ and I just wanted to say while I’m in here, rest in peace to my brother Takeoff. One of my first brothers out here in Atlanta.”
The 36-year-old lyricist did not perform the remix but continued to perform his setlist. Drake is currently preparing to release his EP For All The Dogs. So far, the singles have been receiving mixed reviews, especially ‘Slime You Out’ featuring SZA.
The ‘God’s Plan’ artist recently fired at Charlamagne Tha God for his comments about the single writing on Instagram, “Are you ok Lenard?? You kinda weirding me out g.” You can see Drake’s tribute to Takeoff below.