Cardi B recalls moment she and Offset found out about Takeoff’s death
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It has been just over two months since music fans were rocked by the shocking sudden death of Migos star Takeoff.
Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was fatally shot on November 1 at a bowling alley in Houston Texas, aged 28.
Some of the biggest names in music, including Drake, Chloe Bailey, Justin Bieber, Quavo and Offset, gathered a week later for a service at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
And Cardi B has since spoken about the moment she and her husband Offset - who is the cousin of Takeoff - learned the devastating news.
Cardi told The Jason Lee Podcast that she and Offset had been planning to attend a Halloween party on the night Takeoff was shot but decided to stay home and fell asleep.
A few hours later, Offset got the call.
"We just fell asleep, and out of nowhere, Offset[‘s] phone kept ringing, my phone kept ringing," she remembered.
"Offset picked up the phone, and he’s just like, ‘No!’ He’s screaming and screaming, ‘No, no, no!’ And I’m like ‘What’s going on?’ And he was like, ‘Takeoff is dead.’"
Cardi was in such disbelief that she smacked Offset and told him, 'Don't say that,' before she realised it was true.
"He’s just screaming and just throwing things, throwing up, running all over. I was just so scared, I was just crying so much. It was terrible."
Speaking to Jason about the aftermath of Takeoff's passing, Cardi explained: “It was a sensitive time in my home.
"Everything was so triggering, like every little bad thing and every little this, every little whatever the crap, to me, was just so triggering. It was a lot."
Takeoff was one third of the hip hop group Migos, which also consisted of his cousin Offset and their uncle Quavo.
Discussing the impact that Migos as a group had on her career, Cardi mused: "The Migos really inspired me a lot on my come up.
"They really made me want to push harder. I'm so happy that I experienced all those great moments when they were all together.
"Sometimes I cannot even listen to 'Culture' because I get emotional."
After Takeoff's devastating death, Cardi took to social media to pay tribute to her late friend.
"Takeoff your untimely passing has brought a great deal of pain and sorrow to so many lives," she wrote.
"The impact you had in this world was so considerable and we have struggled to grasp this tragedy.
"I am heartbroken but I am grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while you were here with us. This has truly been a nightmare and the pain is incomparable."