Quavo and Offset Celebrate Takeoff on the Migos Rapper’s First Birthday Since His Death
Takeoff’s fellow Migos members are honoring the late rapper on his first birthday since his death. On June 18, Takeoff’s uncle Quavo posted a video from a shopping trip he shared with his nephew on Instagram. He also posted multiple birthday messages and photos of Takeoff on his Instagram Story. Meanwhile, the third member of the group, Offset, shared a carousel of photos featuring his late friend on his own grid.
Quavo’s video features him discussing whether or not to purchase a denim jacket with his nephew. He captioned his post, “Happy Birthday @yrntakeoff can’t wait for days like this again!!! BEST believe we goin up all week the Rocket way GEEKD.” He also shared a number of throwback photos in his Instagram Stories featuring captions like “Happy Birthday Take, Love You Phew Til Infinity,” and “It’s Yo F*cking Birthdayyyyyyy.”
As for Offset, the rapper, who was long thought to be Takeoff and Quavo’s cousin, shared a selection of photos of his late friend from throughout the years. “Happy birthday rocket man,” he wrote. “The greatest to touch a mic!! best spirit ever!! purest man I know your heart was golden bring me peace bra we celebrate your life because you still right here I love you gang.”
Takeoff was shot and killed on November 1, 2022, at a Houston bowling alley. He was 28 at the time of his death. June 18 would have marked his 29th birthday.
In a May interview with Variety, Offset revealed how difficult it still is for him to discuss the loss of his friend. “It’s hard for me to talk about sh*t right now,” he said. “I’ve never talked about this stuff. Seriously. Talking about Take is hard, man. Talking about all this sh*t is hard. That’s why I don’t, to be honest. That sh*t hurts. Like, it’s gonna put me in a mood, and I don’t want to get in that mood. Some things I don’t never tell nobody. He’s not here. That sh*t feels fake, bro. I get through my day thinking it’s fake. And I don’t say nothing to nobody about it.”