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Quavo Saluted By VP Kamala Harris For ‘Courage’ & ‘Leadership’

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Quavo‘s character received a glowing review from Vice President Kamala Harris following their fireside chat on gun violence.

The meeting took place at the inaugural Rocket Foundation Summit in Atlanta on Tuesday (June 18). This was a significant date for the former Migos rapper as he honored his late nephew and groupmate TakeOff on what would have been his 30th birthday.

In an X (formerly Twitter) posted after the summit, the politician wrote: “I joined @QuavoStuntin for the first-ever Rocket Foundation Summit on Gun Violence Prevention. Quavo: Thank you for your courage, leadership, and for bringing us together for this critical conversation. Together, we continue our work to save lives and keep our communities safe.”

She also shared a video from said gathering, which can be viewed below:

This is not the first time Quavo and Harris have met up to tackle the aforementioned issue. In September, Huncho, his mother and TakeOff’s mother visited the White House to meet with the 59-year-old to discuss the worsening issue that ultimately took TakeOff’s life.

“I feel like your calling comes at the least expected times,” Quavo told the AP following the meeting.

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“You don’t think nothing is going to happen. I need to step up to the plate and hit a homerun,” he continued. “I have to do something about it, so it won’t happen to the masses — especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to the next person. I want to knock down these percentages.

“We need to do better with the control of guns. We need to figure out how do we keep these types of incidents from happening to people going anywhere and thinking they can hurt somebody where it shouldn’t happen.”

After their meeting, Harris took to Instagram to thank the “Walk It Talk It” hitmaker and his family members for coming to the White House.

“Thank you @quavohuncho, Edna, and Titania for using your voices to honor TakeOff’s legacy and call for action to prevent gun violence,” she said.

Additionally, Quavo also participated in a panel discussion with Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, Representative Lucy McBath and Greg Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund. The conversation was centered on community intervention tactics, the issue of gun violence itself and the power in advocacy.




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