Quavo has released his official statement since Takeoff’s death, sharing the speech he made at his late nephew’s memorial.
Addressed as a letter to “Take,” Quavo detailed their close relationship. “It’s so hard to tell you Ima miss you because you always with me and we did everything together.
“Since we were kids you been by my side lookin up at me, them eyes waiting on me to make the next move.. then you followed up right behind me. You always made sure I did it first so you can do it right with me. You never competed with me, we were always on the same team.”
He also spoke of his nephew’s gentle and jovial personality. “Super quiet though, quietest in the room but paid attention to everything going on in the room, always been like that!!!,” Quavo wrote.
“Nothing ever really bothered Take and he didn’t bother anybody. He the most unbothered person in the the world. He never got mad, he never raised his voice, and when he did, he silenced the room because what Take said was law and he wasn’t changing his min fa na, not even Unc could, you just gotta let em cool off for bout 30 mins.”
He added: “But by far the funniest person in the room. Once you got him goin he wouldn’t stop.”
While they shared early dreams of making it in the sports world and had a love for WWE, it was music that was their calling. “Throughout this whole time he had a REAL passion for music. It was HIS dream to become a rapper cuz I didn’t kno what I wanted to do,” Quavo wrote.
“Growing up he knew every song off the Hot Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he was cursing up a storm.” They even won the Boys and Girls Club talent show together performing “Get Ya Roll On” by Big Timers.
“So it’s safe to say we had something going then. It came easy to us when it came to style and swag…Then he created this triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY,” Quavo added.
“He never worried about titles, credit, or what man got the most shine, that wasn’t him. He didn’t care about none of that as along we brought it back to the family!”
“This whole time I’ve been trying to figure out what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it… But I knew you weren’t my brother cuz you are my sister’s son so I couldn’t say brother. Now I finally get it…you are OUR angel,” he continued.
“I’m just proud to be ya UNCLE. I’m proud we saw the world and done things we couldn’t ever imagine together. We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always was in the wrong every time…I’m proud to say I’ve seen your blessings…You will continue to send your blessings down from Heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live.”