Drake Honours Takeoff During Atlanta Tour Stop: Watch

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It was only right for Drizzy to pay tribute to his fallen friend while performing in ATL.

The one-year anniversary of Takeoff's death is quickly approaching, but for many loved ones and fans of the late rapper, his passing still doesn't feel real. The Migos' partner in rhyme, Quavo, spoke candidly about how he still feels his nephew's spirit in an interview earlier this year, revealing that he still visits Take's house to check on his things and make sure everything is in order. Others in the industry continue to mourn the loss of the Rocket Man as well, including Drake, who took a moment to pay tribute to his former collaborator during Monday (September 25) night's tour stop in Atlanta.

"The first time I came to Atlanta, was I hopped on the remix to the song called 'Versace,'" the 36-year-old recalled while wandering around his stage. The crowd instantly began cheering at the thought of him performing the classic club banger, but instead, he shared a heartfelt story about his late amigo. "And I just wanted to say while I'm in here, rest in peace to my brother Takeoff. One of my first brothers out here in Atlanta."

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Besides the "Versace (Remix)," we also heard Champagne Papi and Take join forces with Quavo and Offset back in 2018 for "Walk It Talk It." The Southern rap group joined forces with the father of one to tour across North America shortly after, leaving Drake with plenty of fond memories to look back on whenever he finds himself missing the "HOTEL LOBBY" hitmaker.

Speaking of For All The Dogs, the first single from Drake's upcoming album has been receiving mixed reviews online, though it did still land at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Charlamagne Tha God was among those criticizing "Slime You Out" with SZA, though he's not joking that the entire feud between him and the Canadian was a planned part of Drizzy's album rollout. Read more about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.