Quavo Speaks w/ Congress To Advocate Against Gun Violence In Takeoff’s Honor: ‘I Don’t Want This To Happen To The Next Person’

Quavo, Takeoff

Quavo Speaks w/ Congress To Advocate Against Gun Violence In Takeoff’s Honor: ‘I Don’t Want This To Happen To The Next Person’

Rapper Quavo is doing what he can to make America a better place.

As previously reported, last November Quavo attended a party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas, alongside his family member/Migos group mate Takeoff. According to reports, following the event, multiple people – including the musical artists – gathered outside the establishment to mingle. At some point, an altercation reportedly broke out and shots were fired. Takeoff – born Kirsnick Ball – was reportedly struck by multiple bullets and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Since the tragic night, Quavo has expressed a few times how difficult it’s been processing Takeoff’s death. In July the “Hotel Lobby” rapper said,

“I miss him a lot. And I love him, he know I love him. That’s what we always know, so when you see me and see me smiling, you don’t gotta never think I forgot about him or I forget about him. I think about him all the time. Sometimes I cry myself to sleep.”

It appears that Quavo — real name Quavious Marshall — has set out to channel his emotions into something good. Today (Sept. 20) he visited Capitol Hill on behalf of his Rocket Foundation and late nephew to advocate against gun violence. You may recall that he launched the nonprofit organization shortly after Takeoff was killed to “support programs that are saving lives through proven, community-based solutions to prevent gun violence,” according to its website.

Quavo, his mother, and his sister (Takeoff’s mother) met with several political figures for the Black Caucus Conference Panel. During the crucial conversation, he said

“I feel like your calling comes at the least expected times,”

He continued,

“You don’t think nothing is going to happen. I need to step up to the plate and hit a home run. I have to do something about it, so it won’t happen to the masses — especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to the next person. I want to knock down these percentages.”

He later added,

“We need to do better with the control of guns. We need to figure out how do we keep these types of incidents from happening to people going anywhere and thinking they can hurt somebody where it shouldn’t happen.”

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel