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Following the tragic loss of his cousin and former Migos rapper Takeoff, Offset has decided to push back his solo album.

A screenshot of an Instagram DM between the rapper and a fan confirmed the delay, with the fan writing in part: “It’s probably the last thing on your mind but is your album still dropping Friday?”

Set wrote back: “No pushed back.”

The album was set to be released today (Nov. 11) the same day as the public homegoing for Takeoff. Offset has not announced when the follow-up to his 2019 Father of 4 will be released.

During an interview with SSENSE in August, Offset spoke about what his upcoming album solo project will be like.

“This is just the beginning,” he explained. “It’s just gutter and core, from the heart. I got a lot of different flows on it. I’m rapping, even though I see a lot of the artists nowadays, they like auto tuning. A lot. I feel like I’m not on that wave at all. When I came in, we came out the trenches, so that’s what people want to hear, because that’s what people go through every day. Ain’t nobody driving a Wraith.”

He added: “[In] Black culture right now, and the world in general, the poors outweigh the rich one thousand percent. So you gotta talk about s— that’s going on in real life. Just the real content of what people see every day. Go back to that.”

Takeoff was shot and killed at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston on Nov. 1. He attended the party with Quavo, gossip site TMZ first reported. Quavo was not injured during the incident. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims — a 23-year-old male and 24-year-old female — checked themselves into a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, per Billboard. It was later reported that the 23-year-old male victim was Quavo’s Assistant, Joshua ‘Wash’ Washington, per TMZ.

The memorial service for Takeoff will be held today (Nov. 11) at 1pm at the State Farm Arena in his home city of Atlanta.

Takeoff: Twitter Reacts To The Migo Rapper's Death

  • 'It's happening so frequently'

  • 'He deserved far more life'

  • 'I want to see more Black men with grey hair'


  • 'It'll never make sense'

  • 'A disgrace, TMZ'

  • 'Unexpected'

  • 'Posting death photos is beyond cruel'

  • 'Still angry about those videos and images'

  • Heartbroken

  • 'Praying for his family'


  • 'No hot takes'

  • 'Absolutely disgusted'

  • 'The most unproblematic rapper'

  • 'Extremely senseless'

  • 'Devastating'

  • 'We've lost so many these past few years due to violence'

  • 'So much tragic news'

  • 'Nothing but Migos on the speakers today'

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