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Migos rapper Quavo pays tribute to Takeoff in emotional Grammys performance

Migos rapper Quavo pays tribute to Takeoff in emotional Grammys performance

Fans have been left in tears

Quavo paid an emotional tribute to his late bandmate Takeoff at the 65th Grammy Awards, leaving fans in tears.

The rapper performed 'Without You' and 'See You Again' during the In Memoriam segment at the 2023 Grammys ceremony alongside Maverick City Music, Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt.

Fans had been awaiting Quavo's performance in tribute to his nephew and Migos co-founder Takeoff, who was shot dead in November.

Quavo performed 'Without You'.

Quavo - whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall - sat on a stool in front of a screen on which a picture of Takeoff - real name Kirsnick Khari Ball - was displayed.

He later stood up and held a chain towards the audience at the Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Quavo pays tribute to Takeoff.

Fans rushed to Twitter following the performance to share their sorrow for the late rapper.

"Quavo performing for Takeoff has me crying," one Twitter user tweeted.

"This takeoff tribute may have been what just solidified it for me, I’m so emotional," another fan shared.

A third gushed: "That Takeoff tribute might’ve wrecked me just a bit. I need a moment."

A fourth Grammys viewer said they were 'crying' and added: "This takeoff tribute is so beautiful man."

Two people were arrested in December following the fatal shooting of Takeoff, who was killed aged 28 outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas.

Houston police confirmed that Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, has been charged with murder in connection with Takeoff’s death.

Another man was arrested a week before Clark's arrest in relation to the case but is not believed to have fired the weapon.

Takeoff was the youngest member of Migos, the Grammy-nominated hip-hop trio from suburban Atlanta that also featured his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset.


Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said the day after the shooting that Takeoff was 'well respected', and there was 'no reason to believe he was involved in anything criminal at the time'.

Migos first broke through with the massive hit 'Versace' in 2013 and achieved a multi-week number-one hit with 'Bad and Boujee', featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

They released a trilogy of albums called Culture, Culture II and Culture III, with the first two hitting number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Takeoff and Quavo released a joint album Only Built For Infinity Links just weeks before his death.

Migos’ record label, Quality Control, mourned Takeoff’s death in a statement posted on Instagram that attributed it to 'senseless violence'.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music, Grammys