The performance came two years after the release of their final album as a group in 2021 and just months after they allegedly had an altercation at the 2023 Grammy Awards–making the BET Awards performance that much more surprising.
“I love all my fans. I love y’all. We did a BET performance, man. It was iconic, man,” Offset, 31, said during a recent Instagram Live, according to PEOPLE. “It cleared my soul. Me and my brother, Quay, man, we put that together within, like, 16 hours, like, 15 hours… We do that ’cause we’re some real stars.”
Offset said he and Quavo pulled the whole thing together in less than 16 hours after landing on a flight from Paris at 9 p.m. and getting right to work on their first performance together since Takeoff’s death. “And we do that because we some real stars,” he explained while repeatedly lighting up a smoldering blunt. “We do this music. We the greatest group to ever touch the mic. RIP my brother Take. We did it for my brother Take. Me and Quay, stood tall, brother-to-brother… and I appreciate everyone for supporting [us]. It was a movie, it was a vibe. We needed that for the culture.”
The unannounced June 25 performance about an hour into the broadcast was preceded by the image of a giant rocket on the two screens behind the stage as Offset and Quavo walked into the spotlight surrounded by smoke and lasers for their first joint performance in more than a year.
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