Quavo Tackles Gun Violence With Congress In Honor Of TakeOff

By Tony M. Centeno

September 21, 2023

TakeOff and Quavo
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Quavo is doing everything in his power to put an end to gun violence nearly a year after TakeOff's death.

On Wednesday, September 20, the Migos rapper descended upon Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with his mother and his older sister, who is Takeoff's mother, on behalf of the Rocket Foundation to participate at the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference. TMZ reports that Quavo and his family met with House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senator Cory Booker, community organizer Greg Jackson plus Representatives Lucy McBath, Steven Horsford, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Robin Kelly and Maxwell Frost to voice his opinions about how to curtail gun violence in the U.S.

"I know there's a lot of people out there that lost their loved one to gun violence, and I think ain't nothing getting done about it," Quavo told ABC News in a new interview. "I'm a survivor. I was there so, at the same time, it could've been both of us gone. So I look at this as me being alive, I have to do this job and make sure that everybody is aware that losing my nephew, you could be in the same position."

Quavo and his family recently founded the Rocket Foundation in honor of TakeOff following his untimely death last year. The non-profit organization aims to bring awareness to gun violence at the state and federal level. The foundation pledged $2 million toward gun violence prevention in neighborhoods across the country. Quavo and his team are already working to establish community-based solutions but they also understand that they'll eventually need political support.

"I think all of us together is the key and we need help from this big ol' building right here," Quavo said as he pointed to the Capitol building.

Check out more scenes from Quavo's meeting with Congress members, Vice President Kamala Harris and more below.

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