“Protect your brothers and family. I know you see the tears and I know you see them looking up at the sky and asking why…” the rapper wrote
As further steps Moved toward revealing who was responsible for the fatal shooting of Migos member Tykov at a Houston bowling alley last November, Cardi B continues to honor him. She reposted a photo of the rapper to her Instagram Story, writing, “Protect your brothers and family. I know you see the tears and I know you see them looking up at the sky asking why… What a beautiful soul you must take.”
On Thursday, May 25, a Texas grand jury indicted Patrick Clarke, the man accused of shooting Takeoff, on murder charges. Clark was arrested and charged in December, but was released on $1 million bail in January. Video evidence taken at the scene showed that he was the only person physically positioned at an angle consistent with the location where Takeoff was struck. Quavo, who made up a third of the group along with Tykov and husband Cardi B, was present at the time of the shooting but was unharmed in the incident.
Cardi B and Offset were together when they learned of Takeoff’s death. “Offset’s phone kept ringing, my phone kept ringing,” she shared during an appearance on Jason Lee’s podcast in January. Offset picked up the phone and said, “No! He’s screaming and screaming, “No, no, no!” And I’m like, “What’s going on?” And he was like, “The take off is dead…” He just screams and throws things, and throws up, and runs everywhere. I was so scared, I was crying a lot “.
Offset opened up about the loss in a recent interview with diverse. “It’s hard for me to talk about shit now. I never talk about that stuff. Seriously. Talking about Take is hard, man. Talking about all that shit is hard,” he said. “That’s why no, to be honest. This shit hurts. Like, it’s going to put me in a mood, and I don’t want to be in that mood. Some things I don’t tell anyone. He’s not here. This shit looks fake, bro. You’ve outdone my day.” I’m thinking it’s fake. And I’m not saying anything to anyone about it.”