Quavo pays touching ‘in memoriam’ tribute at liftoff, and everyone cries
Rapper Quavo paid tribute to his late nephew and member of Migos Takeoff at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night with a heartbreaking performance.
Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot dead outside a bowling alley in Houston in November. He was with Quavo at the time.
At the Los Angeles Grammys, Quavo performed his new song, “Without You,” which he released as a tribute to his nephew. He also gave a heartfelt rendition of “See You Again” by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, accompanied by gospel group Maverick City Music.
The performance was part of three breakouts at the annual Grammys “in memoriam” tribute, which also honored country singer Loretta Lynn, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, actor and rapper Coolio, guitarist Jeff Beck and others. Kacey Musgraves sang “Coal Miner’s Daughter” for Lynn, and Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Mick Fleetwood sang “Songbird” in honor of McVie.
At 28, Takekoff was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning trio, formed with fellow rapper Offset in 2011. The three grew up together. Takeoff and Quavo started playing music together as teenagers.
Puth thanked Quavo for using his music in the tribute. “I just got chills hearing how they incorporated See You Again into Quavo’s performance for Takeoff,” he said. tweeted. “What an honor, thank you for using it.”
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