Almost a year after witnessing his nephew and groupmate’s shooting death, Quavo has taken a stance against gun violence on Capitol Hill.
On Wednesday, the Migos frontman was joined by his sister and Takeoff’s mother, Titania Davenport, for a trip to Washington, D.C., to speak with politicians eradicating gun violence. Quavo privately met with Vice President Kamala Harris before lending his voice to a panel discussion during the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference.
The panel also included Community Justice Action Fund Executive Director Greg Jackson and Georgia Democrats Sen. Raphael Warnock and Rep. Lucy Bath.
Inspired by the November 2022 incident that claimed the life of Takeoff, the rapper felt the need to “do something about it, so it won’t happen to the masses, especially in our culture.”
Jackson praised Quavo’s efforts and believes his voice “could provide more resources for those who are most at risk.” The two are attempting to pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act, a bill that gives community programs intended to reduce gun violence a $6.5 billion federal grant.
Takeoff was fatally wounded at a Houston bowling alley in November of last year after an argument broke out during a dice game. Quavo and Takeoff released their duo album Only Built For Infinity Links less than a month prior to his death.
Shortly after his nephew was slain, Quavo helped launch the Rocket Foundation and invested $2 million in community violence intervention.
Quavo joined fellow surviving Migos member Offset for a tribute performance honoring the 28-year-old at the BET Awards in June.