Calvin Harris Pays Tribute To Takeoff At Coachella With New Version Of “Slide”
Calvin Harris honored the late Migos rapper Takeoff during his set at Coachella on Sunday night by performing a new version of the track, “Slide.” Harris included the original song on his 2017 album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. It featured Offset, Quavo, and Frank Ocean. During Sunday’s performance, Harris played a version adding the third Migos rapper.
At the end of the track, Harris added Takeoff’s verse from their collaboration on the Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 song, “Holiday.” It was the first time fans got to hear all three Migos artists featured on the single, which reached 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 when it released.
Calvin Harris On Stage At Coachella
The tribute comes over five months after Takeoff was shot and killed outside of a bowling alley in Houston, Texas in November. He was just 28 years old. Harris wasn’t the only artist to honor Takeoff over the weekend. His Migos partner, Offset, also showed off a massive back tattoo he got to pay tribute to him. “Love you 4L & after,” Offset captioned a picture of the tattoo on Instagram. He added rocket, heart, and dove emojis. The tattoo is a massive portrait of Takeoff that spans nearly the entirety of Offset’s back.
Offset, who is also Takeoff’s first cousin, previously reflected on the passing of the rapper in a lengthy Instagram post from November. “The pain you have left me with is unbearable,” Offset wrote at the time. “My heart is shattered and I have so many things to say, but I can’t find the words. I’ve been going to sleep and waking up hoping that all of this is a dream, but it’s reality, and reality feels like a nightmare. I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven now. I hope you can see how much we love you and miss you. You have left a hole in my heart that will never be filled.”
Takeoff’s Verse On “Slide”