The 2022 American Music Awards was largely a lighthearted affair final evening (November 20), however it will have been negligent to miss the overwhelming tragedy of Takeoff’s November 1 murder. Host Wayne Brady slowed down the proceedings to honor the beloved 28-year-old Migos rapper.
“Throughout tonight’s present, we’ve celebrated the artists and songs we love, however we additionally wished to pay our respects and present our gratitude to the artists who’ve left us with a fantastic legacy of their artwork,” Brady mentioned, standing earlier than a projected picture of Takeoff. “We not too long ago simply misplaced Kirshnick Khari Ball, higher often known as Takeoff. One-third of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Migos. On behalf of all of us that love hip-hop and music all all over the world, we thanks, Takeoff, on your artistry. And tonight, we honor your reminiscence.”
He added, “Guys, we now have to cease this mindless and horrible gun violence. Simply yesterday, there was a mass capturing in Colorado Springs, and our hearts exit to the entire victims’ households. That’s from the present. Personally, I simply need to say, I like you all and my coronary heart is with you, and God bless you.”
Late Saturday evening (November 19), a gunman entered Membership Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, and opened fireplace. He killed no less than 5 individuals with dozens extra reportedly injured.
Takeoff was shot and killed whereas attending a non-public occasion at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston with Quavo, his uncle and Migos collaborator. Houston Police confirmed that photographs have been fired after tensions rose throughout a cube recreation. Two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The search for Takeoff’s killer is ongoing, as a suspect has yet to be publicly identified.
Takeoff’s celebration of life was held on Friday, November 11, at State Farm Enviornment in his hometown Atlanta. Chloe Bailey, Justin Bieber, Yolanda Adams, and Byron Cage every carried out, whereas Quavo and Offset of Migos and High quality Management’s Pierre “P” Thomas and Kevin “Coach Okay” Lee all gave heartbreaking eulogies. Others in attendance included Cardi B, Metropolis Women, Drake, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, and YG.
A number of the artists talked about listed here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an impartial subsidiary of Warner Music Group.