Quavo went to Instagram to reveal an emotional tribute he dedicated to fellow Migos rapper Takeoff, who was shot and killed on Nov. 1 in Houston. In his heartfelt statement, Quavo reflected on his childhood memories with Takeoff and illustrated the beloved traits of the late rapper.

“Throughout this whole time he had a REAL passion for music,” Quavo wrote. “It was HIS dream to become a rapper cuz I didn’t kno what I wanted to do. Then he created his triplet flow and the rest was HISTORY. He never worried about titles, credit, or what man got the most shine, that wasn’t him. He didn’t care about none of that as long as we brought it back home to the family!”