Quavo is mourning the lack of Takeoff in a brand new track, “With out You,” which he launched on Jan. 5, simply two months after Takeoff’s loss of life. The heartbreaking lyrics present Quavo reflecting on how completely different his life is with out Takeoff in it. Takeoff and Quavo weren't solely within the group Migos collectively, however they have been additionally kinfolk, as Quavo was Takeoff’s uncle. The lyrics are gut-wrenching from the very first verse, as Quavo raps, “Tear’s rollin’ down my eyes, can’t inform you what number of instances I cried, days ain’t the identical with out you, I don’t know if I’m the identical with out you.”
He then goes on to recall particular reminiscences he shared with Takeoff, together with “rocking out at Coachella” and going by means of “exhausting instances” again within the day. “I miss simply the way you smile at me,” he continues. “Unc and Phew til infinity. I want I had a time machine, so you can take a journey with me, wrap my arms round and maintain you tight, Phew, so you'll be able to by no means say goodbye to me.” Within the track’s refrain, Quavo lets Takeoff know that he’ll see him in heaven sooner or later to allow them to be collectively once more.
Quavo was there when Takeoff was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston on Nov. 1, 2022. He was shot 3 times throughout an altercation. By the point emergency officers arrived, Takeoff was already useless. Police arrested and charged Patrick Xavier Clark with Takeoff’s homicide in early December.
Family members gathered to have fun Takeoff’s life throughout a funeral service on Nov. 11. Days later, Quavo took to Instagram to mourn his nephew with a touching tribute, as properly. “You'll proceed to ship your blessings down from heaven and I'll proceed to maintain your identify alive so long as I dwell,” Quavo promised. The 2 have been within the midst of starting a rap profession as a duo when Takeoff was killed.