Migos’ Quavo and Offset Perform Surprise Reunion at BET Awards, Paying Tribute to Liftoff

Those wondering if or when Migos might perform together again following the tragic death of co-founder Takeoff got their answer Sunday night, in a total surprise performance from surviving band members Quavo and Offset.

The show returned from a commercial break with a curtain raised on a darkened stage with two shoadwed figures emerging – who turned out to be Quavo and Offset, standing in front of an image of the space shuttle. As the recording of Takeoff’s verse to the song “Hotel Lobby” (recorded by his duet with Quavo, Unc & Phew) began, it became clear who they were and the crowd erupted. “BET!” shouted the announcer. “Do this for Take!” The image of the space shuttle lifted off and was replaced by an image of Takeoff with his hand outstretched skyward, and the pair launched into the band’s biggest hit, “Bad & Boujee.”

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The couple did not address the crowd except to shout “Take!”

There was little indication that the meeting would take place on Sunday, or even anytime in the near future. In his Variety cover story last month, Offset got emotional while talking about his friend – who was murdered as an “innocent bystander” in a shooting outside a bowling alley in Houston last November, police say – and in February, Quavo (who was Takeoff’s uncle, despite being only three years older) seemed to close the door on Migos for good in his Takeoff tribute song “Greatness”: “Don’t ask about the band / He’s gone, we’re gone / He can’t come back.”

But immediately after the performance, Offset wrote on Instagram, “Do this shit for the family cause this shit is bigger than me.”

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