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Watch Maverick City Music and Quavo Pay Tribute to Takeoff at the Grammys

Watch Maverick City Music and Quavo Pay Tribute to Takeoff at the Grammys

Maverick City Music joined rapper Quavo on stage to sing a touching tribute to the late Takeoff at last night’s Grammy Awards.

Quavo paid tribute to his nephew and fellow Migos rapper Takeoff, who was killed in Houston in November. The rapper performed his latest song “Without You,” which he released in January in remembrance of Takeoff, with Maverick City Music alongside him.

Shortly after Takeoff’s untimely death last year, Quavo posted a eulogy, which inspired much of his tribute song.


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“This whole time I’ve been trying to figure out what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it. We hated the 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,” Quavo wrote. “Now I finally get it… you are OUR angel watching me and watching us this whole time in living form, making sure EVERYONE FELT UR LOVE AND HUGS while u here and u made our dreams come true.”

Maverick City Music said they wanted their performance “to raise awareness around gun violence and keeping the faith during troubled times.” The worship collective delivered a soulful performance of Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again.”

But it wasn’t a totally sad night for the worship team. Maverick City and Kirk Franklin took home four Grammys awards for Best Gospel Performance/Song (“Kingdom” feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore), Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“Fear is Not My Future” feat. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore), Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (“Breathe”) and Best Gospel Album (“Kingdom Book One” Deluxe).

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