The trauma Migos rapper Quavo suffered after witnessing his nephew Takeoff being gunned down last year is a disturbing sight he doesn’t want anyone else to experience.
Through his pain, Quavo found his purpose as a vocal advocate against gun violence. He met privately with some powerful political figures including Vice President Kamala Harris then later spoke on a panel about combating the issue during the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington on Wednesday.
The Grammy-nominated rapper said Takeoff’s untimely death in 2022 ultimately convinced him to speak up.
Quavo joined a panel discussion Wednesday alongside Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Congresswoman Lucy McBath — whose activism was propelled after the shooting death of her teenage son — and Greg Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund.
It was a solutions-oriented conversation on community intervention strategies, the battle with gun violence and the power in advocacy.