Cardi B remembers the moment she and husband Offset learned about the death of his bandmate and cousin Takeoff.
Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot dead on November 1 outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. He was 28 years old.
Cardi revealed on the Jason Lee Show podcast that she and Offset were supposed to go to a New York Halloween party that night, but ended up staying home after their daughter threw up Kulture on Cardi’s costume.
Looking back at the moment they received the news, she recalled, “We just fell asleep and out of the blue Offset’s phone kept ringing, my phone kept ringing. Offset picked up the phone and he (was) just like ‘Noooo ‘, and he (was) yelling and yelling. I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ and he’s like, ‘Takeoff is dead.'”
The WAP rapper admitted that she didn’t believe her husband at first.
“I hit him and I said, ‘Don’t say that. Like, don’t say that!’ And then[was]just screaming and just throwing things, throwing up, running all over the place and I was so scared,” she recalled. “I was just so crying. It was horrible.”
The 30-year-old added that the weeks following Takeoff’s death were “a sensitive time” in their home and they both found “every little mistake” very “triggering”.
Offset and Takeoff, who were cousins once removed, formed Migos with Quavo, Takeoff’s uncle.