Migos: Takeoff’s final Instagram story before fatal shooting
Takeoff, a member of rap trio Migos, was shot dead in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (1 November).
The rapper – full name Kirshnik Khari Ball – was 28 years old.
Police officers were called at approximately 2.34am local time (7.34am GMT) about a shooting outside of 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of around 40 people was taking place.
Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were both in attendance. Quavo – real name Quavious Keyate Marshall – was not injured in the altercation. The third Migos member, Offset, was not present.
An argument emerged, reportedly after a game of dice, 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.
As of yet, no suspects have been arrested with Houston police chief Troy Finner calling on witnesses to “step up” with information about the shooting.
The police, as well as fans of the rapper, have urged others to remove graphic videos of the incident that have been circulating online.
J Prince addresses Houston shooting incident that killed Takeoff
J Prince has addressed the fatal shooting that killed Takeoff in Houston earlier this week.
“The Prince family would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of a beautiful soul,” he wrote on Instagram. “To Houstonians and families around the world, this one breaks my heart because Takeoff was a brother, a son, a role model, and God-loving human being.
“This shouldn’t have happened. This shouldn’t have ever happened in our city,” he continued. “This shouldn’t have been recorded, and this damn sure shouldn’t be circulating across social media for family, friends and fans to see. As I write this I’m angry about the lack of love and respect we have for one another as a race which keeps bringing us back to the same tragic place of Black on Black killing.
“They say satan is the author of confusion and right now there are a lot of lies and false narratives being spread by media whores,” he said. “I consider myself a man that’s quick to listen and slow to speak, therefore to whomever is responsible for putting that bullet in my little nephews head, let it be known that you can’t hide behind me, beside me or anywhere near me because I don’t tolerate dumb shit.
“To the homies in Georgia and around the world that got love for Takeoff like we do know this: let’s change the narrative in our culture by putting an end to every argument or disagreement resulting in violence,” he concluded. “It’s okay to live and let live to see another day. Rest in peace Takeoff.”
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 12:00
Quavo’s assistant reportedly shot in incident that killed Takeoff
Quavo’s assistant Joshua “Wash” Washington was one of the two other people shot in the shooting that killed Takeoff, as per TMZ.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 11:06
Which label was Takeoff signed to?
Takeoff was signed to Quality Control.
In a statement shared on social media, the label said they were “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 has taken another life from this world and we are devastated. Please respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this monumental loss.”
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 10:25
Migos – made up of Takeoff, Offset and Quavo – grew up together in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Migos was formed in 2008. The trio originally called themselves the Polo Club.
The three members are directly related and were raised together; Quavo was Takeoff’s uncle, and Offset is Quavo’s cousin.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 09:22
Video shows man with a gun at party where Takeoff was shot
ICYMI: A video obtained by 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 bandmate, gets into an argument with someone.
The same individual can then be seen with the gun drawn before shots are heard.
Police are aware of the footage.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 08:30
Autopsy reveals Takeoff was shot more than once
Takeoff was shot multiple times, the coroner’s report confirmed.
The Harris County Medical Examiner confirmed his cause of death was “penetrating gunshot wounds” and ruled his death as a “homicide”.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 07:48
Offset changes Instagram profile picture to image of Takeoff after Migos bandmate’s death
ICYMI: Offset has paid a subtle tribute to his late bandmate Takeoff.
While Offset has yet to verbally comment on his friend’s passing, the rapper changed his profile photo on Instagram Wednesday (2 November) to one of Takeoff’s face.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 07:30
Metro Boomin pays tribute to Takeoff
Metro Boomin, who produced Migos’s hit song “Bad and Boujee”, expressed his sadness over Takeoff’s death on Twitter.
“I can’t even really put into words how bright and warming of a genuine soul he was,” reads part of his heartfelt tribute.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 04:41
James Corden says he’s ‘utterly devastated’ by Takeoff’s death
James Corden says he shared some “unforgettable moments” with Takeoff, and fondly remembered how the US rapper used to refer to him as “Big Drip”.
The host of the US programme The Late Late Show said the artist had “essentially willed Migos into existence” and that they had become “one of the most influential rap groups of this generation”.
Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 03:34
Offset pays tribute to Migos bandmate
Offset and Quavo have yet to issue a full statement aftee the death of Takeoff.
However, Offset has paid a subtle tribute to his late Migos bandmate by changing the profile photos on his social media profiles to images of Takeoff.
Tom Murray4 November 2022 02:07