Compensate still can’t believe my bandmate Take off disappeared.
As you all know, 28 year old rapper — real name is Kirsnick Khari . ball — was horribly shot to death at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas, in November. The situation was certainly painful for both of his friends. Migo members, especially my uncle quavo, who was present during the shooting. And now, Offset is opening up — just a little bit — about how difficult it is still to grieve the loss of Takeoff months later.
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In a new interview with Diversity published on Wednesday, husband of Cardi couldn’t contain his excitement for his final track with Takeoff and his large “favorite painting” tattoo of the bespectacled artist’s face. Those of you who haven’t seen it can see the tribute (below):
But when it came time for him to talk about his feelings around Takeoff’s sudden and shocking death, the outlet revealed that he was “shutdown”. Gosh.
However, he did try and in a rare sharing moment, he gave us some heartbreaking comments about his grief. Offset said he couldn’t talk about his passing because it was too “difficult”, explaining:
“It’s hard for me to talk about s**t right now. I never talked about these things. Serious. It’s hard to talk about Take, man. Talking about all this is hard. That’s why I don’t, to be honest.
He continued, admitting that he could only cope with what had happened by “thinking it was fake”:
“That’s hurt. Like, it gets me in the mood, and I don’t want to be in that mood. Some things I never tell anyone. He is not here. That feels fake, man. I went through a day thinking it was fake. And I didn’t tell anyone about it.”
This is beyond heartbreak. Becoming “obviously upset,” he said he needed to “rest” — and left the room before the interview ended for the evening. The next day, Offset hugged and apologized to the interviewer, saying:
“There was no discomfort about last night. I am moved.”
We can’t imagine how difficult the past six months have been for Offset, especially when he unexpectedly lost Takeoff while Migos was no longer in a good position. No one can blame him for still struggling with his pain. We are sending our love to him as he continues through the mourning process. You can read his full interview with Diversity THIS.
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