Takeoff Was one-third member of the top-selling platinum rapper group Migos He was killed and shot early on Tuesday morning in Houston, Texas, a source with knowledge of Migos confirmed to news update daily, He was 28.
Police were notified of an ongoing shooting at about two hours a.m. in the local time zone, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference on Tuesday. The officers arrived at the 810 Billiards and Bowling Houston, in the middle of a private gathering and discovered a deceased man on the scene.
Two additional people two men aged 23 and a 24-year-old woman were wounded during the shooting. They went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Michael Arrington with the police department’s Homicide Division.
Police were told by employees that there was a dispute following the end of the party when large numbers of people assembled at the entrance and outside the building, leading to the incident. A minimum of 40 people were at that location at the moment of the shooting, Finner told the police.
“A large number of people who attended the event fled and didn’t stay to make a statement,” Arrington said.
Finner identified the man who died in the name of Kirshnik Khari Ball. who is called Takeoff of the group Migos?
“I received numerous calls from Houston and beyond Houston and everyone was talking of the great young man he was and how calm is he, and what is a talented performer (he was),” Finner said and later added that Takeoff was very well-liked and was non-violent.
“I do not believe he not to get in any way. There is no reason to believe that he was involved. don’t have any evidence to suggest that there was any involvement in any criminal activity at the moment,” Finner said.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said they have had a meeting with Takeoff’s mother.
“It does not matter the fame you have. It’s possible that you aren’t famous,” Turner said. “Anybody who loses his or her life is lost. There are relatives and friends grieving due to the loss.”
The hip-hop community reacts to the death of Takeoff
The death of Takeoff was a major blow to the hip-hop community that is recuperating from the tragic shooter of PnB Rock in September. Stars have taken to Twitter on Tuesday, to pay tribute to and share their condolences on the passing of Takeoff.
Gucci Mane, who recently worked on a track with Takeoff for the song “Us Vs. Them,” wrote on Instagram, “This broke my heart” when I heard about the news.
“This is a terrible incident. From the tragic death to the tragedy of having an online video,” actress Keke Palmer posted on Instagram in reference to a clip that seems to show the dead rapper’s last moments before the shooting. “It’s the most tragic thing that has ever happened and I’m truly sorry for his entire family and to all those the people he touched. Absolutely terrible.”
The rapper Ja Rule expressed his displeasure regarding the brutal death of Takeoff via Twitter and wrote, “this sh*t has to be put to rest … Sending affection to loved ones and friends.”
The Atlanta Falcons also released an announcement through Twitter.
“Takeoff’s legacy is still alive in Atlanta and around the globe,” the team tweeted.
Migos made waves in 2013
In Lawrenceville, Georgia, Takeoff began performing alongside his uncle and rapper Quavo and Offset as Migos in the year 2008. They gained fame with their 2013 hit single, “Versace.”
Their popularity only grew in 2016 after the release of their smash hit “Bad and Boujee” featuring another singer Lil Uzi Vert.
The song quickly became an internet hit which led to the creation of many memes that took inspiration from the song’s lyrics “rain drop Drop top.”
The track received an additional boost following “Atlanta” producer and lead singer Donald Glover name-dropped the single in his acceptance address at 2017’s Golden Globe Awards.
“I truly want to thank the Migos, not for their participation in the program, but instead for creating “Bad and Bojee,” Glover said at the time. “Like this is the greatest song I’ve ever heard.”
Takeoff as well as Quavo recently created “Unc & Phew,” a duo “Unc and Phew” and released their debut album, “Only Built for Infinity Links” on the 7th of October.
The music video for their hit song “Messy” was released on Monday.
In an interview on”Drink Champs,” a podcast “Drink Champs” just days prior to taking his own life, Takeoff accepted accolades for his outstanding performance on the new show.
“It’s an appropriate time to pop that balloon, know what I’m talking about? It’s time to present me with my flowers, do you know what I’m talking about? Takeoff told me. “I do not need them after I’m gone.”
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