Takeoff, of Atlanta Rap Trio Migos, Said to Be Shot Dead at 28, a subtle vocal technician and one-third of the chart-topping group Migos.
The 28-year-old rapper, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, Takeoff from Atlanta rap trio Migos was fatally shot dead at a bowling alley in Houston. Where he and Quavo were playing dice around 2.30am. Consequently. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene.
TMZ first reported the news, which was later confirmed by a local Houston outlet, this morning (1 November).
The Houston Police Department said it was waiting on the local medical examiner to make a formal confirmation
Furthermore Quavo, another member of Migos, was with Takeoff at the time of the shooting, the police said. Two other victims were taken to the hospital in private vehicles, they said.
Gucci Mane, who often collaborated with Migos responded to the news with “R.I.P.”
Takeoff was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in 1994. Raised with Quavo – his uncle, but only three years older than him – by Quavo’s mother Edna, he began rapping from an early age.
History of the Migos
In 2008, Takeoff, Quavo and Offset – Takeoff’s cousin – began rapping under the collective name Polo Club
In 2013, Migos released Versace, their first mainstream hit. The song was notable for popularizing the triplet flow
Migos are best known for their 2016 Lil Uzi Vert collaboration Bad and Boujee, which peaked at No 1 in the US
Thomas Moreno, 30, who lives about five minutes away from the site of the shooting, said he had met Takeoff at an event at a Houston bar and restaurant in June and said he was “a real nice guy.”
“I feel it’s just another good person gone too soon,” Moreno said. “This happens every day but it hurts even more when it’s somebody so talented and so young.”
Recently, Migos had been coy about its future as a group as Offset battled in court with the trio’s label. But in interviews, Quavo emphasized familial loyalty and said that he and Takeoff would continue as a duo.