- Offset is part of Migos with Takeoff, who died aged 28 on Tuesday.
- The pair are cousins once removed.
- Over the last few months, Offset has been working independently from his groupmates.
Migos rapper Offset is both a bandmate and a relative of Takeoff, who died at age 28 on Tuesday.
Offset and Takeoff, who are cousins once removed, were both a part of the rap group Migos alongside Quavo — real name Quavious Marshall.
The group was called Polo Club when they first formed in 2008 but they eventually adopted the name Migos, which they said in 2013 is a reference to the “hub of drugs” from the part of Georgia they grew up in.
Migos eventually found mainstream success in 2013 with their song “Versace,” which was noticed and remixed by Drake. After the success of Migos’ third album, Offset also started to collaborate with other rappers such as Metro Boomin, 21 Savage, Macklemore, and Drake.
In 2017, Offset — real name Kiari Cephus — met Cardi B and the pair began their on-off relationship. A year later, Cardi B gave birth to their baby girl, Kulture Kiari Cephus.
Over the last year, it appears that the rap group Migos has had some tension. In June, they canceled their performance at the 2022 Governors Ball. Offset has announced that he is releasing his own solo album in November.
Meanwhile Quavo and Takeoff — real name Kirshnik Khari Ball — continued as a duo releasing their latest album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” last month.
Hours after Quavo and Takeoff released their latest music video “Messy,” Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston, Texas, at the age of 28.
Houston Police Department said on November 1 that officers had responded to reports of a shooting at 1200 Polk, the address of 810 Billiards & Bowling, at around 2:30 a.m.
A representative for Migos confirmed to the Associated Press that Takeoff had died in the shooting. The police department also confirmed that Quavo was among the guests at a private party where the shooting took place.
Insider has reached out to representatives for Takeoff and Migos for comment.