After a brief tribute to Takeoff on Instagram, Drake praised the 28-year-old as he opened his radio show on Thursday night.
In the second episode of Table for One on SiriusXM, which led to its album Her Loss at midnight, 21 Savage collab…Drake recalled the “legendary, unprecedented” member of Migos with whom he collaborated on hits such as “Walk It Talk It.”
Sounding mildly stifled at points, the 36-year-old tried to make the listeners understand that life is “worth living, and everyone deserves that chance.”
“Before I get into the pleasantries, I’d just like to send our deepest condolences from the family to the entire QC, to our brother Quavo, to our brother Offset, to the friends and loved ones of the legendary, unprecedented Takeoff—a guy that I knew for a long, long time. I’m sure people know how we started, of course, with ‘Versace.’ And from there, you know, we formed a brotherhood. I always talk about the fact that this was one family. My friends in the music industry are not friends, they’re family. So, our deepest condolences—tragic loss for all of us and, you know, a dark cloud over this business that we love so much. And, man, I just encourage everybody to lock into that mindset, no matter where you are, you know? It’s just really…it’s a life that’s worth living, and everybody deserves that chance. It’s unfortunate that one of our dear, dear brothers had to leave us this week. And it’s tough to even talk about, I don’t even know how to really—I don’t have the words, I feel like I’m rambling, but, yeah: again, our deepest condolences from the family. We love you, and I appreciate the memories, appreciate the memories.”SiriusXM
On Instagram on Tuesday, Drizzy shared a photo of him on the stage with the latest MC rocket, writing, “I got the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch. That’s what I’ll focus on for now 😔 rest easy space man Take 🚀.”
Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed in Houston in the early hours of November. 1. Quality Control confirmed his passing, with the label stating, “Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated. Please respect his family and friends as we continue to process this monumental loss.”