Takeoff killed – latest: Kanye West pays tribute to Migos rapper after new video shows Houston party

Migos: Last Instagram Takeoff Story Before Fatal Shooting

Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos, was shot in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (November 1).

The rapper – full name Kirshnik Khari Ball – was 28 years old.

Officers were called at about 02:34 local time (7:34 a.m. GMT) about shots fired outside 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of about 40 people was taking place.

Takeoff and his Migos partner Quavo were both in attendance. Quavo – real name Quavious Keyate Marshall – was not injured in the altercation. The third member of Migos, Offset, was not present.

An argument ensued, reportedly over a dice game, and shots were fired. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death has been mourned by industry figures and fans, with tributes for the late rapper pouring in on social media.

Celebrities including James Corden, Drake, SZA, Outkast and Khloé Kardashian have shared posts remembering the rapper.

So far, no suspects have been arrested with Houston Police Chief Troy Finer appealing for witnesses to “come forward” in the shooting.

The police, as well as the rapper’s fans, urged others to take down the graphic videos of the incident circulating online.


Quavo’s assistant allegedly fired the shot that killed Takeoff

Quavo’s assistant Joshua “Wash” Washington was one of two other people shot in the shooting that killed Takeoff, according to TMZ.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 11:06


What label was Takeoff signed to?

The takeoff was signed off in Quality Control.

In a statement shared on social media, the company said they were “devastated” by the “senseless violence”.

“It is with broken hearts and deep sorrow that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” the statement said.

“Senseless violence and a stray bullet took another life from this world and we are devastated. Respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this monumental loss.”

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 10:25


Migos – made up of Takeoff, Offset and Quavo – grew up together in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Migos formed in 2008. The trio originally called themselves Polo Club.

The three members are directly related and grew up together. Quavo was Takeoff’s uncle and Offset is Quavo’s cousin.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 09:22


The video shows a man with a gun at a party where the takeoff was shot

ICYMI: A video taken from TMZ appears to show a person of interest standing with a gun in his pocket moments before takeoff was fatally shot.

The man is seen standing with a gun as Quavo, Takeoff’s teammate, fights with someone.

The same person can then be seen with the gun drawn before shots are fired.

Police are aware of the video.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 08:30


An autopsy reveals that Takeoff was shot more than once

The takeoff was shot multiple times, the medical examiner’s report confirmed.

The Harris County Coroner confirmed his cause of death as “gunshot wounds” and ruled his death a “homicide.”

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 07:48


Offset changes his Instagram profile picture to a picture of himself taking off following the death of his Migos bandmate

ICYMI: Offset paid a subtle tribute to his late partner Takeoff.

While Offset has yet to verbally comment on his friend’s death, the rapper changed his Instagram profile picture on Wednesday (November 2) to one of Takeoff’s face.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 07:30


Metro Boomin Pays Tribute To Take Off

Metro Boomin, who produced Migos’ hit song “Bad and Boujee,” expressed his grief over Takeoff’s death on Twitter.

“I can’t even put into words how bright and warm of a genuine soul he was,” reads part of his heartfelt tribute.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 04:41


James Corden says he is ‘absolutely devastated’ by Takeoff’s death

James Corden says he shared some “unforgettable moments” with Takeoff and fondly remembered how the American rapper referred to him as “Big Drip”.

The host of the US program The Late Late Show he said the artist “essentially willed Migos into existence” and that they had become “one of the most influential rap groups of this generation.”

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 03:34


Offset Pays Tribute To Migos Bandmate

Offset and Quavo have yet to issue a full statement following Takeoff’s death.

However, Offset paid a subtle tribute to his late Migos partner by changing the profile pictures on his social media profiles to images of the takeoff.

Tom MurrayNovember 4, 2022 02:07


Artist’s takeoff tribute goes viral on TikTok

Artist Rob The Original has gone viral for his amazing portrait of the late rapper made out of clothes.

A video of the creator finishing the portrait has nearly two million views on TikTok at the time of writing.

Tom MurrayNovember 4, 2022 00:54


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