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While on tour in Tokyo, rap artist Quavo had a unique encounter. He bumped into a fan sporting a tribute t-shirt for his late bandmate, Takeoff. This unexpected encounter sparked a surprising reaction from Quavo, leading to a heartfelt exchange that was captured in a video shared by Quavo himself.
Quavo, while interacting with a group of fans, spotted a unique t-shirt that immediately grabbed his attention. The shirt bore a tribute to his late fellow musician, Takeoff. This sparked his curiosity and led to an unforgettable moment.
“Oh, let me see that shirt, boy! … Yeah, boy, you got that motherfucker on!” Quavo is heard exclaiming in the brief clip. “Let me see. Oh, that shirt hard. Where did you get this? Let me get one please. Can I have it?”
The fan, in response to Quavo’s interest, took the shirt off, prompting Quavo to offer payment for the unexpected act of generosity.
Takeoff, who was a fellow member of the hip-hop trio Migos, was tragically killed in Houston in November 2022. Quavo and Takeoff had just released their album Only Built for Infinity Links less than a month before this tragic event.
Quavo, in his capacity as a representative of the Rocket Foundation, spoke about the importance of combating gun violence during a visit to Congress. This was a cause close to his heart given the circumstances surrounding Takeoff’s death.
In 2023, Quavo and Offset, the remaining members of Migos, performed a touching tribute at the BET Awards. Offset, in a candid interview with GQ, spoke about the challenges of penning a fitting tribute song for their late bandmate. He felt that the world was not ready for such a song just yet.
Quavo’s spontaneous interaction with a fan in Tokyo is a testament to the bond between musicians and their fans. It also serves as a poignant reminder of the tragic loss of Takeoff. As Quavo continues his fight against gun violence and honors his late friend through his actions, he keeps the spirit of Takeoff alive.