Migos: Takeoff’s last Instagram story before fatal shooting
Takeoff, member of the rap trio migoswas shot in Houston, Texas, his representatives confirmed.
The rapper, whose full name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28.
His band mate, Quavo, was also present at the time of the incident. According to Houston police, Quavo & Takeoff were at a private party prior to the shooting. They did not name the victim of a confirmed homicide, but Takeoff’s rep confirmed her death.
TMZ reports that Takeoff was shot in a bowling alley after a game of dice.
Prior to the incident, Takeoff posted a photo of himself on his Instagram Stories, with Playboi Carti’s “Stop Breathing” playing in the background.
Fans of the rap star and industry figures have begun paying tribute to him online.
Migos also includes rapper Offset, who is married to Cardi B. The couple have two children together, along with three more from Offset’s previous relationships.
Who are the Migos?
Migos is a hip-hop rap group formed in 2008 in Georgia, United States.
The trio were raised by Takeoff’s mother. Growing up, they listened to music from artists such as Lil Wayne, Hot Boys and Outkast, the latter of which paid tribute to the musician.
Migos had several hit singles. Their most famous song is arguably “Bad and Boujee”, featuring Lil Uzi Vert.
The track peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. They also achieved two No. 1 albums in the United States.
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Houston police spoke with Takeoff’s mother
At a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said he spoke to Takeoff’s mother.
Finner reminded reporters in the room of the “human element” of the incident.
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Houston police seem to confirm that Quavo was not injured in the shooting.
Takeoff was at a private party with his bandmate and uncle, Quavo, when filming began.
Houston police held a press conference Tuesday (November 1) to address the fatal incident.
Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed that a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman went to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident. This would seem to confirm that Quavo was not injured in the altercation as he is 31 years old.
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SZA says she’s ‘really scared of the world’ after Takeoff’s death
SZA spoke out in the wake of Takeoff’s death.
“This Takeoff is so weird. I’m really scared of the world,” the Grammy winner wrote on Twitter.
“God bless the spirit of this man, his family and his friends. SUCH A TALENTED SOUL… I get it.
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Drake recalls his “best memories” with Takeoff
Drake is the latest celebrity to pay tribute to Takeoff.
The Canadian rapper shared an Instagram post remembering the late rapper.
“I have the fondest memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch,” he wrote.
“That’s what I’m going to focus on for now. Keep still, space man. Take.”
Drake accompanied the caption with a photo of him and Takeoff on stage together.
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Were Takeoff and Offset arguing?
Takeoff’s relationship with Offset broke down in 2022, but the reason for the feud is unclear.
During an appearance on the Big Facts podcast last month, Quavo said it was a family issue that had nothing to do with “no etiquette, no paperwork, no QC, nothing.”
“It has something to do with the three brothers and it is what it is. Right now we are going to be the duo until time tells us,” he said.
However, despite the issues, Takeoff said Offset “will always be family. We’ve always got family. Nothing’s going to change.
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Have any suspects been arrested?
Authorities say no suspects have been arrested so far.
Police asked any witnesses who left the scene to provide additional information.
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Where did the shooting take place?
Police say the shooting happened after a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston ended, as a large group of about 40 people gathered near the third-level front door. .
An argument ensued and shots were fired from at least two guns, police said, causing many people to flee.
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James Corden pays tribute to Takeoff
James Corden says he shared “unforgettable moments” with Takeoff, and fondly remembers how the American rapper called him “Big Drip”.
The host of the American program The late show said the artist had “essentially wanted Migos to exist” and that they had become “one of the most influential rap groups of this generation”.
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Takeoff management mourns ‘the monumental loss of a beloved brother’
Reps for Takeoff have mourned the “monumental loss” of their “beloved brother” after the Migos rapper was gunned down at the age of 28.
In a statement shared on social media, Migos’ Quality Control label said it was “devastated” by the “senseless violence”.
“It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” the statement read.
“Senseless violence and a stray bullet have taken another life in this world and we are devastated. Please respect his family and friends as we all continue to deal with this monumental loss.
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