At Takeoff’s Atlanta memorial, Offset says his cousin ‘changed the culture of music’
While speaking in a packed theater with friends and family, Migos rapper Quavo described his cousin Offset’s Atlanta memorial with an almost reverential level of detail — all while avoiding the word “murderer.”
“You see people out here fighting and you see people not fighting. It was like a turning point for me,” Quavo said. “I just want to thank my family, the [community] — the fans, our crew. To my fans, I just want to say thank you.”
Quavo was referring to a memorial service organized for Tuesday at the New York Hall of Science with a lineup that included Offset, his wife of 10 years, his mother and his two young children.
The service began with a tribute to his “son, mother, my wife, my daughter” and was followed by more praise for Offset, including a shout out to Kanye West, who is expected to perform.
Quavo said: “The one that changed the culture of music, I don’t know. He’s the father of the culture, that’s what I’m trying to say. He changed the culture of music, he changed the culture of music. He made it different. He made it special.”
Quavo said: “It’s a turning point, you know what I’m saying? I’m here not because of me, but because of him. I’m here because of him.”
When asked if he’d like to meet Offset, the rapper said simply: “Yeah.”
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