Rappers Quavo and Offset fought backstage at the Grammy Awards 2023 before the former paid tribute to Takeoff in the Memoriam segment, TMZ reported citing sources. Quavious Keyate Marshall, who is professionally known as Quavo, performed his song ‘Without You’ in the Memoriam segment of the ceremony on Sunday.
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Cardi B also paid an emotional tribute to Takeoff, who was fatally shot in Houston last year. He died on November 1, 2022.
Quavo honored his late nephew and bandmate. He was joined by the Maverick City Music gospel choir. “Tears rollin’ down my eyes / Can’t tell you how many times I cried,” the 31-year-old rapped. “Days ain’t the same without you / I don’t know if I’m the same without you.”
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Entertainment website TMZ, citing sources, reported that just before Quavo took the stage, he and Offset got into a physical fight and had to be pulled apart. The report adds that Grammys had asked Offset to be a part of the tribute but Quavo refused to perform with him.
Quavo blocked Offset from joining him on stage, TMZ added. The two were close at the time of Takeoff’s death. The latter was on outs of the their group – Migos – after filing a lawsuit against their label Quality Control, claiming “he negotiated his solo deal and paid handsomely” for the rights to the music.
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Quavo and Takeoff had referred to Offset’s lack of devotion and hinted at their efforts to mend their friendship as a trio.
After the release of Takeoff and Quavo’s debut single ‘Hotel Lobby’ in May 2022, Offset and his wife Cardi B unfollowed the two on Instagram.
At the Grammys, Kacey Musgraves performed a cover of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” as a tribute to late country singer Loretta Lynn. Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt sang “Songbird” to honor Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie.