The Grammys will pay homage to the late Takeoff with the help of his uncle and fellow Migos member, Quavo. The Recording Academy announced Quavo as a performer for this year’s ceremony. The rapper and the Maverick City Music choir will perform “Without You” during the In Memoriam segment.
“Without You” marked Quavo’s first release since the passing of Takeoff on November 1st. Throughout the record, Qua’ reflects on all of the memories they shared and how they came up from under the same roof to reach international stardom. Fans praised “Without You” upon its release, especially since it was the first release from Quavo since Takeoff’s death. The song boasted production from Murda Beatz, Mike Dean, Zaytoven, and more.
Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston, TX on Nov. 1st after an argument broke out during a dice game. Police captured the suspect, Patrick Clark, who has since been released on a $1M bond. However, Clark maintained his innocence since his arrest in late 2022.
Following Takeoff’s funeral, Quavo shared a statement on Instagram paying homage to his Only Built For Infinity Linx collaborator. The heartbreaking post detailed their relationship as children and his relationship with Takeoff. Quavo shared details of their journey as rappers. He detailed their childhood together, rapping along to Big Tymers and how Takeoff’s triplet flow developed the Migos style.
“This whole time I’ve been trying to figure what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it. We hated that word ‘nephew’ or when they said ‘Unc and Phew’ cuz we always knew we were way closer than that and it made me feel old too,” he wrote. “But I knew you weren’t my brother cuz you are my sister’s so, so I couldn’t say brother. Now I finally get it… you are OUR angel watching me and watching us this whole time in living form making sure EVERYONE FELT UR LOVE AND HUGS while u here and u made our dreams come true.”