Is Offset Related to Quavo and Takeoff? The Truth Behind Migos’ Family Ties

Migos, the rap group that rose to fame with hits like “Bad and Boujee” and “Versace”, has been widely believed to be a family affair. Many fans and media outlets have reported that the three members, Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, are biologically related to each other. However, in a recent interview with Variety, Offset revealed that he is not actually related to Quavo and Takeoff by blood. So, what is the real story behind Migos’ family ties?

How Migos was formed

Migos was formed in 2008, when Quavo, who is Takeoff’s uncle, teamed up with his nephew and his childhood friend Offset. The trio started rapping under the name Polo Club, and later changed it to Migos. They grew up in suburban Atlanta, and often hung out in Quavo’s mom’s basement, where they developed their signature “triplet flow” style of rapping.

According to Variety, Quavo and Offset were classmates in sixth grade, and became close friends. They started calling each other cousins, but they are not actually related by blood. Offset said that he and Quavo were “just cool” and “just clicked”. He added that they never thought about their family ties, and that they were “just trying to make it”.

How Migos broke up

Migos released their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, in 2015, followed by two more albums, Culture and Culture II, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The group achieved massive success, earning multiple Grammy nominations, Billboard awards, and platinum certifications. However, in 2020, the group announced that they were going their separate ways, citing creative differences and personal issues.

Offset, who has five children, including a daughter with rapper Cardi B, said that he wanted to focus on his solo career and his family. He released his debut solo album, Father of 4, in 2019, and is working on his second album, which is expected to come out in 2023. Quavo, who is dating singer Saweetie, also released his solo album, Quavo Huncho, in 2018, and has collaborated with artists like Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, and Madonna. Takeoff, who was the most reserved and quiet member of the group, released his solo album, The Last Rocket, in 2018, and has kept a low profile since then.

How Migos mourned Takeoff’s death

In 2022, Migos faced a tragic loss, when Takeoff was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. The rapper, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28 years old. According to TMZ, a fight broke out during a dice game, and Takeoff was one of the victims. The police are still investigating the case, and no suspects have been arrested.

Offset and Quavo were devastated by Takeoff’s death, and paid tribute to him on social media and in their music. Offset got a tattoo of Takeoff’s face on his back, and wrote on Instagram: “Dear Take, doesn’t feel real posting you like this… This still doesn’t feel like reality. I’ve been searching for the right words to say, but there aren’t any that will suffice. Until we meet again, Rest In Power. I love you.” Quavo released a song called “Without You”, dedicated to Takeoff, and performed it at the 2023 Grammy Awards. He also wrote on Instagram: “I miss you so much. You are my brother, my best friend, my partner in crime. You always had my back, no matter what. You taught me so much, and I will never forget you. You are forever in my heart. I love you, Take.”

Offset and Quavo also reunited to perform in front of a projected image of Takeoff at the 2023 BET Awards, showing their respect and love for their fallen friend.

Is Offset related to Quavo and Takeoff? The answer is no.

To sum up, Offset is not biologically related to Quavo and Takeoff, but they are still family in spirit. The three rappers formed a bond that transcended blood, and created a legacy that will live on in the history of hip-hop. Migos may not be a group anymore, but they are still brothers. As Offset said in his Variety interview: “We always family now. Ain’t nothing [going to] change.”