Quavo, uncle and band member of Georgia-based rapper Takeoff, was with the latter when he was shot and killed in Houston, Texas. Violence erupted over a dice game, leading to the death of the 28-year-old rapper. Quavo survived the situation unharmed.

Who is Quavo?

Quavo, whose original name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, was born in Athens, Georgia, on April 12, 1991. His mother’s name is Edna Marshall. Quavo grew up in Gwinnett County along with Takeoff and Offset, the third member of Migos.

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Before his career in music, Quavo was a footballer, and played as a quarterback for the Berkmar High School team. Although he did complete the football season in 2009, the would-be chart-topping artist dropped out of school before graduating.

He went on to form Migos in 2008 along with members of his family, Takeoff and Offset. The song Versace, released in 2013, proved to be their breakthrough record. It was remixed by Drake, the Canadian hip-hop artist.

In 2017, Quavo got featured on the song Go Off, which was a part of The Fate of the Furious: The Album. In the same year, he released his collaborative album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho along with Travis Scott. The album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Quavo was arrested in 2015 during a concert at Georgia Southern University along with Takeoff and Offset. He was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug and marijuana, along with possession of a firearm.

The rapper was declared the MVP at the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. He participated in the All-Star event in 2019 and 2020 as well.

On shows like Atlanta, Narcos: Mexico, and Ballers, Quavo featured as himself. He won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video for the song I’m The One, on which he collaborated with artists like DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne.