The untimely passing of Migos rapper, Kirshnik Khari Ball aka Takeoff has been a shock to the hip hop community and the entertainment world in general.
For fellow group member and cousin, Kiari Kendrell Cephus aka Offset, it’s been heart wrenching. The rapper took to Instagram to release a statement, his first since his cousin passed.
The statement which was accompanied by images and videos of the duo over the years read,
“Dear Take, doesn’t feel real posting you like this. This still doesn’t feel like reality. I’ve been searching for the right words to say, but there aren’t any that will suffice. Until we meet again, rest in power. I love you.”
“The pain you have left me with is unbearable,” wrote Offset in the tribute. “My heart is shattered and I have so many things to say, but I can’t find the right words. I’ve been going to sleep and waking up hoping that all of this is a dream but it’s reality and reality feels like a nightmare. Every time you would see me, you didn’t give me a dap, you gave me a hug.”
He continued, “I wish I could hug you one last time, laugh one last time, smoke one last time, perform one last time. I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven now. I hope you can see how much we love you and miss you. You have left a hole in my heart that will never be filled.”
“Give me strength, give your brothers strength, give your family strength,” wrote Offset. “Even though I know you will always be with us, throw me a lil sign or a beautiful dream. I love you forever [for life] and after.”
See Offset’s emotional post below
The 28-year-old Takeoff was shot and killed just early on Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, after an altercation outside 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston.