Offset posted a heartfelt tribute to Takeoff on Instagram Tuesday, saying he is still in disbelief that his cousin and fellow Migos member is gone.
“Dear Take, the pain you have left me with is unbearable,” Offset wrote. “My heart is shattered and I have so many things to say, but I can’t find the words. I’ve been going to sleep and waking up hoping that all of this is a dream, but it’s reality, and reality is a nightmare.”
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Offset, who was born Kiari Kendrell Cephus, added that Takeoff’s death left a void that “will never be filled.”
“Every time you would see me, you didn’t give me a dap, you gave me a hug. I wish I could hug you one last time. Laugh one last time. Smoke one last time. Perform one last time,” he continued.
The rapper included several photos and videos in the post, and ended by asking Takeoff’s spirit to look down on his family and give them strength.
“I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven now. I hope you can see how much we love you and miss you,” he added. “You have left a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Give me strength, give your brothers strength, give your family strength. Even though I know you will always be with us, throw me a lil sign or a beautiful dream.”
Takeoff, born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed outside the doors of a bowling alley in Houston, where he and fellow Migos member Quavo were playing dice, on Nov. 1. He was 28 years old.
Authorities have identified persons of interest, but no arrests have been made in the case. Houston’s police chief urged anyone with information to “step up” and help investigators close the case.
Quavo and Offset spoke at Takeoff’s funeral last week in Atlanta.