The Grammys are bound to be extra emotional for Migos fans this year. After the loss of Takeoff last year, the Recording Academy announced that Quavo will be paying tribute to his nephew and groupmate at this year’s award show.
Quavo will take the stage at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 5) to perform his song “Without You” alongside the Maverick City Music choir.
The Migos rapper released “Without You” last month. It was his first song since Takeoff’s death in November.
“Tears rolling down my eyes / Can’t tell you how many times I cried / Days ain’t the same without you / I don’t know if I’m the same without you,” he sings over the somber beat.
Takeoff (real name Kirshnik Khari Ball) was shot and killed outside a Houston bowling alley on November 1. This came weeks after Quavo and him released their first collaborative album as a duo Only Built For Infinity Links.
Currently, the suspected killer, Patrick Clark, has been released on a $1 million bond. Clark’s next court date is scheduled for March 9.
The Recording Academy has yet to release a full performer lineup for the Grammys but it’s rumored that Jay-Z could perform on stage with DJ Khaled for their nominated track “God Did.” They’re up for three awards including “Song of the Year”, “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performannce.”The track also features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend, and Fridayy.
It remains unclear if Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar who are up for nine and eight nominations respectively will also hit the stage this year.
The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. EST.