Migos Rapper Dies at 28 After Shooting in Houston

Rapper Takeoff, a member of the music trio Migos, was shot and killed on Tuesday, November 1. He was 28.

In keeping with TMZ, Takeoff, whose actual identify was Kirshnik Khari Ball, died at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas, the place he and Quavo have been taking part in cube shortly after 2:30 a.m. native time. The Houston Police Division responded to the scene at 810 Billiards & Bowling at 2:40 a.m. to search out three individuals have been shot in the course of the non-public celebration.

“2 different victims taken in non-public autos to hospitals,” HPD tweeted on Tuesday, confirming that Quavo and Takeoff have been in attendance on the get-together however not revealing the identify of the sufferer till “his household is notified & ID verified by Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.”

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A consultant for the police division subsequently confirmed Takeoff’s identification to Selection and Rolling Stone.

Takeoff started his rap profession in 2008 with Quavo, his uncle, and Offset, his cousin. (Offset, who’s married to Cardi B, was not on the bowling alley when the capturing occurred on Tuesday, showing to be celebrating Halloween along with his spouse and children based mostly on his Instagram Tales.) The group launched their first mixtape below the identify Migos in August 2011 and located success with singles “Versace,” “Dangerous and Boujee,” “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry” and “Stroll It Speak It.”

The trio, which was nominated for 2 Grammys in 2017, launched their fourth album, Tradition III, in June 2021.

Fellow artists, stars and followers have been fast to pay tribute to Takeoff on Tuesday.

Takeoff Dead Migos Rapper Dies at 28 After Shooting in Houston

Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff
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“God plz inform me this ain’t true 💔,” rapper Lil Pump commented on Takeoff’s most up-to-date Instagram submit.

“I used to be in faculty when Biggie and ‘Pac have been killed and thought there was no means we’d ever expertise something remotely near that once more,” writer Jemele Hill tweeted. “Now it’s occurring so often that you just barely have time to get better earlier than another person killed. RIP Takeoff.”

Jake Paul wrote: “Mindless killings must cease. Must unify. RIP TAKEOFF.”

“I keep in mind @1YoungTakeoff being a really all the way down to earth, cool dude,” skilled boxer Chris Eubank Jr. posted through Twitter. “Cant consider I’m having to say this once more about one other younger black star being killed for no cause, one thing actually has to alter within the trade, it’s sickening how straightforward & usually persons are dying. RIP Takeoff.”

Twitch streamer Adin Ross added: “Relaxation in peace to takeoff I simply spoke to him too … I’m in shock proper now, I can’t consider it. I pray to god it’s pretend. This s—t simply isn’t truthful bro wtf.”