Quavo Pays Tribute To Late Migos’ Member Takeoff With Special Performance At GRAMMYs

Takeoff died due to a gunshot wound at the age of 28 years old on November 1.


Ally Roden


Posted on February 6, 2023

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Migos’ Quavo; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Quavo paid tribute to his late nephew and Migos’ bandmate Takeoff at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards with a touching performance of “Without You,” a tune he wrote in his honor, during the In Memoriam segment.

The Migos rapper took the coveted stage dressed in all black with a black mask covering the right half of his face.

He began his tribute while seated on a stool with choir singers surrounding him as he sang the moving lyrics, “Tears rollin’ down my eyes (Mm-hm)/ Can’t tell you how many times I cried (Can’t tell you how many times I cried)/ Days ain’t the same without you (No)/ I don’t know if I’m the same without you (Nah, I’m ain’t the same).”

The beautiful performance of “Without You” then blended into Charlie Puth’s emotional song, “See You Again.”


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Takeoff died due to a gunshot wound at the age of 28 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 1, after a violent altercation at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas.

Quavo shared an intimate message addressing his nephew’s tragic death via Instagram, writing, “This whole time I’ve been trying to figure what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it. We hated that work ‘nephew’ or when they said ‘Unc and Phew’ cus we always knew we were way closer than that … Now I finally get it … you are OUR angel.”

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In addition to the late Migos’ member, the GRAMMYs honored the late Loretta Lynn and Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie with an In Memoriam segment featuring tribute performances from Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt.

The show featured performances from Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Chris Stapleton, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more.

“Music’s Biggest Night” also included an all-star 50th Anniversary celebration of hip hop, which included performances by Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, RUN-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort. LL COOL J will be on hand to introduce the segment and give a dedication to hip hop.

First Lady Jill Biden, Cardi B, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shania Twain and more were on hand to present during the ceremony.

Beyoncé led the pack with nine nominations, including the prestigious Album Of The Year (Renaissance). Following behind Beyoncé are Kendrick Lamar with eight nods, Adele and Brandi Carlile with seven nominations as well as Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Harry Styles, Future, The Dream and Randy Merrill have six.

Prior to the GRAMMY Awards, several winners were revealed during the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in the City Of Angels. For a full list of winner, visit live.GRAMMY.com.

Co-hosted by GRAMMY-nominated comedian Trevor Noah, the 2023 GRAMMYs broadcasted live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5 at 8/7c on CBS. The coveted awards ceremony also streamed live and on demand via Paramount+.

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