Cardi B penned an emotional tribute to Takeoff after his “Celebration of Life” ceremony on Friday, revealing she feels great “pain and sorrow” due to his death.
“The impact you had in this world was so considerable and we have struggled to grasp this tragedy,” the “WAP” rapper, 30, wrote in a lengthy caption on Instagram, alongside a slideshow of images of Takeoff.
“I am heartbroken but I am grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while you were here with us. This has truly been a nightmare and the pain is incomparable.”
Cardi B, who is married to Takeoff’s cousin Offset, noted that her husband and Quavo, who together formed the rap group Migos with the now-deceased rapper, feel an “emptiness” and so she is praying for their “strength.”
“I believe that angels send signs and beautiful dreams to loved ones to assure them that they’re watching them and they’re okay and happy…send your mom some of those ,” the Bodak Yellow rapper added.
Cardi B also said it “hurts” her to reflect on the impact that Migos has on the music industry because she knows “it will never be the same again.”
“I will remember your remarkable talent and your dope ass personality,” the mother of two concluded.
“I pray that you are at peace and in paradise because you deserve every bit of it. I know God opened the heavenly gates for you with a warm embrace. Rest in power TakeOff I will also love you 4L & after.”
Several of Cardi B’s famous friends and fans sent their condolences in the comments section of the post, including Lizzo, who wrote, “Praying for you and your family still, .”
Earlier in the week, Cardi B publicly mourned Takeoff’s death for the first time by retweeting a video in which he spoke on the importance of family.
“It’s always going to stay with me, too. I ain’t never going to take it off,” the “Bad and Boujee” rapper said in the clip of a ring that had a photo of him as a boy and his mom.
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot dead at age 28 in Houston on Nov. 1.
A coroner’s report released last week revealed the “Walk It Talk It” rapper was shot in his head and torso and he died on the scene.
His killer is still on the loose, but police are actively investigating the fatal incident.
His wake, which Cardi B attended alongside Offset and Quavo, was held in Atlanta on Thursday, followed by a star-studded funeral on Friday.