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Gucci Mane releases tribute to Migos’ Takeoff with emotional new single

Written by on November 16, 2022

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Gucci Mane is paying tribute to Migos member Takeoff, who was shot and killed earlier this month. 

In a new track released Tuesday, titled “Letter to Takeoff,” Gucci mourns the loss of his fellow rapper and frequent collaborator. 

“I’m wonderin’ why they left the fake and took the real / Like, how the f*** we gon’ lose Takeoff? Damn, he didn’t deserve it,” he raps on the track. 

Later in the single Gucci reveals the last words Takeoff said to him before his untimely death. 

“We lost my friend, we lost my dawg, I lost my little brother,” he says. “The last words you ever told me was ‘Guwop, I love you.'”

Gucci also released a music video for the song which featured scenes of him rapping in a cemetery. 

Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, one third of the rap trio Migos, was shot multiple times outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston on November 1. He died at the scene of the gunfire, and the unidentified suspect is still at large. Later the 28-year-old rapper’s death was confirmed as the result of”penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm,” according to a report from the Harris County medical examiner’s office.

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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