memories of Takeoff will live on as Quavo and Offset celebrate its one celestial anniversary.
Just a year ago, Takeoff, also known as 28-year-old Kirsnick Khari Ball, tragically died in a shooting in Houston. Prior to Takeoff’s death, he was a member of the hip-hop group Migos alongside Quavo and Offset. The trio also had a close relationship outside of the rap group.
On June 18, the “Bad and Boujee” rapper would have turned 29 if he were alive. Quavo and Offset marked the special occasion with heartbreaking tributes and an anniversary celebration.
Quavo and Offset celebrate taking off on his posthumous one-year anniversary
In honor of their late friend and colleague’s birthday, the two Migos members sent heartfelt tributes on Instagram. Quavo, for his part, shared an old video showing his late nephew carefully checking out a denim jacket and asking his opinion.
The 32-year-old rapper emotionally captioned the clip, “Happy birthday @yrntakeoff can’t wait for days like this again!!! I think we’ll be riding all week Rocket style GEEKD you 29 n—-.”
Offset also commemorated his dear friend’s heavenly birthday with a warm tribute, remembering the times he shared with his friend. The 8-slide post began with a photo of Takeoff making the peace sign while on stage and continued to show close-up shots of the young star.
Additional photos on the carousel included a shot of Offset lying on a couch with his legs in Takeoff’s lap and another shot of the two musicians in a car. Offset expresses himself emotionally in the caption, “Happy Birthday Rocket Man. Great to touch a mic! Greatest mind ever! Purest man I know. Your heart was d ‘gold.
Shortly after sharing their tributes for their late friend, Quavo and Offset were spotted celebrating his birthday. Jhe two rappers, who once had a beef, were seen rocking similar shirts featuring Takeoff’s face, seemingly putting it out for their late loved one.
The duo were joined by Takeoff’s family and other loved ones as they lit a floating lantern in memory of the rap star. A snapshot of the momentous event. They captured the sky filled with several floating lanterns for takeoff.
As the offset poured his heart out in the birthday tribute to his late friend, he previously opened on how he’s dealing with the grief of the loss in his first interview since Takeoff’s passing.
Speaking about the difficulty of moving on from the loss, the “Slippery” rapper said, “It’s hard for me to talk shit right now. I’ve never talked about this stuff. Seriously. Talking about taking is hard. , man. Talking about all that shit is hard. That’s why I don’t, to be honest. That shit hurts.
He continued, “Some things I never tell anyone. He’s not here. That shit seems fake, bro. I spend my day thinking it’s fake. And I don’t tell anyone. person.
Late Takeoff’s alleged killer has been charged with murder
As Quavo and Offset continue to mourn and honor their late family member, they may find some solace in the progress in the pursuit of the alleged shooter of the late “Open It Up” rapper, Patrick Xavier Clark.
At the end of May, it was reported that Clark had been indicted by a Texas grand jury for murder. Recall that in November 2022, Takeoff was tragically shot outside a bowling alley in Houston while hanging out with his colleague and uncle, Quavo.
The two artists were playing dice with other people. During the game, an altercation ensued and then a fight. The fight eventually escalated to a shootout in which a few bullets hit the 28-year-old songwriter.
As well as the late 28-year-old, two other people around the alley are believed to have been affected in the incident. However, Quavo, directly involved in the dispute, suffered no harm in the shooting.
Clark was originally arrested in December after the Houston PD accused him of firing the shots that killed Takeoff. The coroner’s report of Takeoff’s autopsy showed he had been shot twice, in the head and torso. Authorities later confirmed the rapper was an unarmed bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Following his arrest, Clark was released from county jail in January after posting $1 million bond. The offender asked a judge to pay a private investigator $5,000 for his defense at trial. According to Clark, he could not afford the costs of an attorney or an investigator.