Quavo and Offset pay tribute to Takeoff with BET performance
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Quavo and Offset pay tribute to Takeoff with BET performance

Migos members Quavo and Offset recently hit the stage of the 2023 BET Awards to pay tribute to their late counterpart Takeoff. This is the first time the Fulton County MCs have reunited since Takeoff was shot and killed outside of a Houston, Texas, bowling alley in November 2022.

Before Takeoff (real name Kirsnick Ball) was murdered, he and Quavo had just released a collaborative album, Built for Infinity Links. In honour of his nephew, earlier this year, Quavo released a single entitled, Without You’ which he premiered at the Grammy’s alongside Maverick City Music during the ceremony’s ‘In Memoriam’ segment. 

The last LP the Migos released as a group was Culture III in 2021. The project was followed by the final set the collective performed as an intact trio at that year’s BET Awards. Following their performance, Cardi B revealed that she and Offset were having a child together. 

Before Takeoff passed away, he and Quavo recorded under the moniker Unc & Nephew and released several fantastic tracks. This year’s BET awards saw the two remaining members take to the stage as a floor-to-ceiling rocket appeared on the big screen in honour of Takeoff, whose nickname was ‘Rocketman.’

An hour into the award ceremony, the two remaining members of Migos walked into a spotlight surrounded by smoke and lasers, surprising everyone in the crowd. Shortly after, Takeoff’s verse from ‘Hotel Lobby’ began blasting through the speakers as the Offset and Quavo danced.

Prompting the crowd to pay tribute to their late family member, the two exclaimed, “Do it for Take!” pointing at the screen as it morphed from a fiery rocket to a photo of the deceased emcee. As well as several Takeoff verses, the duo also performed their 2016 hit ‘Bad and Boujee.’

Following the awards ceremony, Offset’s wife, Cardi B, tweeted, “Proud of the boys” and “I can’t take it right now,” along with crying emojis. This latest surprise set marks the first performance Offset, and Quavo have done together since Takeoff’s death in November last year.