It was the moment that shocked the world – Quavo and Offset, the two remaining members of rap group Migos, were reportedly involved in a backstage altercation at the Grammys on Sunday. But what was the source of the tension between these two close cousins? Read on to find out.
The fight reportedly broke out just before Quavo’s live performance at the awards show. Quavo took the stage immediately after the altercation and performed his single “Without You” as a tribute to Takeoff during the “In Memoriam” segment. Sources close to the situation reported that Quavo and Offset got into a physical fight, and had to be pulled away from one another.
The exact source of the tension between the rappers is not known, but sources reported The Grammys asked Offset to be part of the tribute, but Quavo pushed back and refused to include him in the performance, according to TMZ. It is believed that Quavo started the backstage brawl, but the words exchanged between the embattled rappers have not been publicly revealed.
This altercation comes after the tragic shooting death of Takeoff, the third member of Migos, on Nov. 1. The shooting occurred shortly after 2:30 am at 810 Billiards and Bowling in Houston. Emergency audio captured a caller believed to be Quavo discussing the incident with the dispatchers and people could be heard screaming in the background. Takeoff was pronounced dead on the scene.
A suspect has been arrested in relation to the murder of Takeoff.
It’s clear that the tragic death of Takeoff has caused a rift between Quavo and Offset, and the fight at the Grammys only serves to highlight the tension between the two. We can only hope that the two cousins can come to some sort of resolution and find peace in the wake of their beloved Takeoff’s death.