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Cardi B Grieves for Takeoff, Appreciating His Artistry

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Cardi B is honoring the “remarkable talent” of recently passed artist Takeoff. 

The rapper posted on social media, grieving the musician’s death after the funeral on November 11. Cardi is married to Takeoff’s cousin Offset. 

An unidentified assailant had fatally shot Takeoff at a private party in Houston on November 1. 

“Takeoff, your untimely passing has brought a great deal of pain and sorrow to so many lives,” Cardi B said. 

“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.” 

Born Kirsnik Khari Ball, Takeoff was one of the members of the rap group Migos with Offset and his uncle Quavo. The rapper gained traction via a series of hits like “Bad and Boujee,” “Open It Up,” and “Walk It Talk It.” 

Furthermore, Cardi teamed up with the group on “Motorsport” in 2018 and “Type S—” in 2021. 

“This has truly been a nightmare, and the pain is incomparable,” she added. 

“The emptiness your brothers are feeling is unbearable, and I pray that you give Offset, Quavo, and your friends and family the strength to keep going as they are trying to cope with this loss. I believe that angels send signs and beautiful dreams to loved ones to assure them that they’re watching them and they’re okay and happy. Send your mom some of those.” 

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Tribute to Takeoff

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper continued that Takeoff’s passing was also painful for someone with tremendous respect and appreciation for his work. 

“I will remember your remarkable talent and your dope-ass personality. And I pray that you are at peace and in paradise because you deserve every bit of it,” she wrote. “I know God opened the heavenly gates for you with a warm embrace. Rest in power, Takeoff. I will also love you 4L & after.” 

Just last month, Takeoff dropped an album with Quavo called Only Built for Infinity Links. And now, Quavo mourns for him. He posted on social media to honor his nephew’s life and legacy. 

“It’s so hard to tell you Ima miss you because you always with me, and we did everything together,” said the musician in a lengthy Instagram post. 

“Since we were kids, you been by my side lookin up at me, them eyes waiting on me to make the next move… Then you followed up right behind me. You always made sure I did it first so you can do it right with me. You never competed with me. We were always on the same team.” 

Moreover, Quavo appreciated Takeoff’s passion for music and his roots, referring to him as an “angel” who “made our dreams come true” in his lifetime. 

During the funeral on Friday in Atlanta, Justin Bieber and Drake performed in honor of the deceased. They were emotional on stage. 

Migos and Bieber collaborated in 2014 on “Looking for You” and in 2021 on “What You See.” 

Meanwhile, back in 2018, Drake toured with Migos and has been their collaborator for a long time. They have dropped several songs and remixes together, such as “Having Our Way” and “Walk It Talk It.”

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