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, causing many people to flee in panic.
Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time, police did not name the victim, but identified him as Black in his 20s. It was Takeoff’s representatives who first confirmed his death, with police confirmation following shortly after.
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.
Offset updates his Twitter images in tribute to his cousin and partner Takeoff
Offset, one of three members of Migos, updated his Twitter header and profile picture to include the takeoff.
Aside from being bandmates, Takeoff was Offset’s first cousin removed and Quavo’s nephew.
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 12:06 p.m
Beyoncé dedicates her official website to Takeoff
Beyoncé paid tribute to Takeoff by dedicating the homepage of her website to him.
Using a black and white image of the late rap star, the message reads: “Kirsnick Khari Ball, ‘Takeoff’, 1994 – 2022, Rest in Power.”
Migos have previously expressed their appreciation for Beyoncé, with Takeoff once claiming in an interview that she was “all in the Beyhive, for sure.”
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 11:22
Producer Metro Boomin pays tribute on Twitter
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.
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 10:25
50 Cent pays tribute to take off during Finland concert
50 Cent paid tribute to Takeoff during his concert in Finland on Wednesday (November 2).
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 08:30
The Lakers reportedly played Migos music in warmups tonight in a tribute to Takeoff.
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 07:32
Where is Quavo after fellow Migos rapper Takeoff dies?
Following the news of Takeoff’s tragic death, worried fans are wondering about the condition of his Migos bandmate and uncle Quavo, who was present during the fatal incident.
According to Houston police, Quavo, who was present at the time of the incident, and Takeoff were at a private party before the fatal shooting.
In a follow-up update, police tweeted: “Two other victims were taken by private vehicles to hospitals.”
During a press conference later on Tuesday (November 1), the police chief said a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the incident.
The news appears to confirm that Quavo, 31, was not among the injured, however his condition remains unknown.
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 06:45
LeBron James changes his Instagram profile picture to a takeoff picture
American basketball player LeBron James paid tribute to Takeoff by changing his Instagram profile picture to that of the late rapper.
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 06:11
Takeoff and Quavo’s photo as kids goes viral
A photo of Takeoff and Quavo as kids has gone viral on social media.
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 05:45
Jaden Smith and Denzel Curry pay tribute to Takeoff
Jaden Smith and Denzel Curry paid tribute to Takeoff.
“Taking off is not worth this,” Curry tweeted on Wednesday (Nov. 2).
Smith added: “Rest In Peace Takeoff, This S*** is sad as F***.”
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 05:25
Offset changes your Instagram profile picture to a takeoff picture
Offset paid a subtle tribute to his late partner Takeoff after the rapper was shot in Houston, Texas on Monday.
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 faces.
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 04:39