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, leading many people to flee the scene in panic.
Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time, police did not name the victim but identified him as a Black man in his 20s. It was Takeoff’s representatives who first confirmed his death, with the 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.
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.
The Lakers reportedly played Migos music at the warm-ups tonight in a tribute to Takeoff.
Peony Hirwani3 November 2022 07:32
Where is Quavo following fellow Migos rapper Takeoff’s death?
Following the news of Takeoff’s tragic death, worried fans have been wondering about the status of his fellow The 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 prior to the fatal shooting.
In a following update, police tweeted: “Two other victims taken in private vehicles to hospitals.”
During a later press conference on Tuesday (1 November), the police chief said that a 23-year-old male and 24-year-old female brought themselves to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident.
The news seemingly verifies that 31-year-old Quavo was not among those injured, however, his status remains unknown.
Peony Hirwani3 November 2022 06:45
LeBron James changes Instagram profile picture to image of Takeoff
American basketball player LeBron James has paid tribute to Takeoff by changing his Instagram profile picture to the late rapper’s image.
Peony Hirwani3 November 2022 06:11
Photograph of Takeoff and Quavo as kids goes viral
A photograph of Takeoff and Quavo as kids has gone viral on social media.
Peony Hirwani3 November 2022 05:45
Jaden Smith and Denzel Curry pay tribute to Takeoff
Jaden Smith and Denzel Curry have paid tribute to Takeoff.
“Takeoff ain’t deserve that,” Curry wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (2 November).
Smith added: “Rest In Peace Takeoff, This S*** Is Sad As F***.”
Peony Hirwani3 November 2022 05:25
Offset changes Instagram profile picture to image of Takeoff
Offset has paid a subtle tribute to his late bandmate Takeoff after the rapper was shot and killed in Houston, Texas on Monday.
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 Hirwani3 November 2022 04:39
Takeoff’s cause of death officially ruled homicide
The Migos star’s cause of death was officially ruled a homicide in the coroner’s report obtained by media on Wednesday (2 November).
The autopsy revealed that Takeoff was shot several times and confirmed his cause of death was “penetrating gunshot wounds”.
Tom Murray3 November 2022 02:30
Desiigner had a highly emotional reaction to Takeoff’s death
New York rapper Desiigner broke down in tears on Instagram Live after learning of Takeoff’s death.
The “Panda” artist vowed to quit rap music for good over the killing, which occurred at a private party in Houston, Texas.
“Why? Why do we f***ing do this?” Desiigner yelled during the video.
Tom Murray3 November 2022 01:29
Video of Quavo and Offset naming Takeoff the ‘best’ Migos resurfaces
A 2018 interview with Migos for Beats Radio has resurfaced in the wake of Takeoff’s death.
In it, Quavo and Offset agree that Takeoff is the “best” member of the rap trio and that he was most rated in their hometown of Atlanta.
Tom Murray3 November 2022 00:31
Takeoff’s only solo studio album was released four years ago today
Takeoff’s only studio album The Last Rocket was released four years ago today, RapTV pointed out on Twitter.
The album’s release made Takeoff the second member of Migos to release a solo album, following Quavo’s Quavo Huncho, which came out a month earlier.
The Last Rocket was met with widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Tom Murray2 November 2022 23:33