Offset is paying tribute to Takeoff in a refined however highly effective method. The “54321” rapper modified his Instagram profile image to a photograph of the latter Wednesday (Nov. 2), at some point after the 28-year-old rapper — Offset’s cousin and fellow Migos member — was killed in a taking pictures in Houston.
The picture change marks the primary time Offset, 30, has publicly addressed the loss of life of his cousin, who was attending a personal bowling alley celebration Tuesday (Nov. 1) with Quavo — Takeoff’s uncle and the third rapper within the Migos trio — when deadly gunfire rang out round 2:35 a.m., in keeping with regulation enforcement. Takeoff’s loss of life got here simply hours after he and Quavo had launched their “Messy” music video collectively as Unc & Phew, their aspect mission.
Offset’s new profile image exhibits a grinning Takeoff carrying darkish sun shades. A small white coronary heart emoji is pasted onto the picture’s high proper edge.
Born in Lawrenceville, Ga., in 1994, Takeoff fashioned Migos with Quavo and Offset in 2008. They launched their debut mixtape Juug Season in 2011 and have become rap music game-changers when their single “Versace” took off in 2013. They’d go on to drop “Unhealthy and Boujee,” which topped the Billboard Scorching 100 for 3 weeks in 2017, in addition to high 10 hits “Stir Fry” and “MotorSport.”
The group launched 4 studio albums collectively, the final of which was Tradition III in 2021. Within the months main as much as Takeoff’s loss of life, nonetheless, many suspected that Migos was headed towards disbandment because of Offset seemingly turning his focus to solo tasks, as Takeoff and Quavo labored on Unc & Phew.
As Quavo, Offset, followers and fellow hip-hop artists mourn Takeoff, the way forward for Migos stays unclear. Many, although, will bear in mind the 28-year-old because the coronary heart and soul of the group for years to return.
“He all the time been workin’ on his craft,” Quavo as soon as stated of Takeoff, praising his nephew 2018. “He simply masterminded his craft.”