Quavo shares heartfelt post following Takeoff's memorial, says they were more than 'Unc & Phew'
'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,' Quavo wrote
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Quavo of Migos has paid tribute to his late nephew and bandmate Takeoff, who was shot and killed by a gunshot wound outside a Houston bowling alley earlier on November 1. As thousands gathered outside the State Farm Arena on Friday, November 11 to mourn the 28-year-old rapper's death, Quavo shared a long emotional post on his social media detailing their close relationship from childhood to being famous bandmates.
"It's so hard to tell you I miss you because you were always with me and we did everything together. You've been by my side since we were kids, looking up at me, those eyes waiting for me to make the next move... then you followed right behind me," wrote Quavo on Instagram.
He continued, "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." As already known Takeoff was not so much attracted to the limelight, the 31-year-old rapper wrote about him being the quietest in the room. "Super quiet though, quietest in the room paid attention to everything going on in the room, always been like that," he said.
As Takeoff in his earlier interviews had stated he would have been a wrestler if not a rapper, this seems to have stemmed from the fact that Quavo and Takeoff wanted to become wrestlers, which was their childhood dream, and to be tag team partners, as he could imitate any wrestler, Quavo detailed in the post. "Remember, our first dream was to be tag team partners in WWE. We fell in love with WWF wrestling..man we had every action figure. Thought we were going to be pro wrestlers because of the way he imitated all the wrestlers so well and if you know Take, his imitation skills are to the T.. he could imitate anybody, just ask Danny and P."
"Nothing ever really bothered, Take and he didn't bother anybody. He is the most unbothered person in 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," Quavo, who is also Takeoff's uncle wrote further.
Quavo shared that he knew Takeoff was going to be a rapper as when he was "growing up he knew every song off the Hot Boyz album, every lyric word for word and he was cursing up a storm. Mama heard him rapping, took the CD, and said that music was too grown for us.. until we won the Boys and Girls Club talent show together performing 'Get Ya Roll On' by Big Timers, it was all good then". "Then he created this triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY," he added.
Quavo revealed, "We hated that word 'nephew' or when they said 'Unc and Phew' because we always knew we were way closer than that and it made me feel old too. 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 also shared another post with a few of their childhood pictures, as per the report.
Quavo and Takeoff recently released their latest single as a duo, calling their team Unc & Phew. It was on October 31, when they released their latest music video, 'Messy', just a few hours before Takeoff’s killing.