Takeoff Was three-quarters of the top-selling rapper group Migos The rapper was shot dead early on Tuesday morning at Houston, Texas, authorities have said. He was 28.
Police were notified of shootings in progress at two hours a.m. at local time. Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference on Tuesday. Police arrived at the 810 Billiards and Bowling Houston in the middle of a private event and found a deceased man on the scene.
Tributes are flooding into tributes to the late singer Takeoff as seen in the 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 at Georgia State University on 17 July 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ja Rule Keke Palmer and other stars honor Takeoff
Two others two men aged 23 and a an older woman of 24 years were wounded during the shooting. They went to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Michael Arrington with police department’s Homicide Division.
Police were told by employees that there was a dispute following the conclusion of the event. several people gathered around the front entrance area of the building. This caused the shooting. About 40 people were present at that location at moment of the shooting, Finner stated.
“A lot of people that were there fled the scene and did not stick around to give a statement,” Arrington told the media.
Finner identified the man who died identified the deceased man as Kirshnik Khari Ball. who is called Takeoff of the group Migos.
“I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston, and everyone spoke of what a great young man he is, how peaceful he is, what a great artist (he is),” Finner stated after which he added that Takeoff was well-respected and was non-violent.
“I would not expect him to be involved … We have no reason to believe that he was involved in anything criminal at the time,” Finner declared.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said they have visited with Takeoff’s mom.
“It does not matter the fame you have. You might not be popular at all,” Turner said. “Anybody who loses his or her life is a life lost, and there are family members and friends who are grieving as a result.”
Hip-hop community reacts strongly to the death of Takeoff
The news of Takeoff’s passing was a sour note for the hip-hop communitythat is recovering from the tragic murder of the rapper PnB The Rock back in September. The stars posted on social media on Tuesday to pay tribute to the rapper and offer their condolences for the loss of Takeoff.
Gucci Mane, who recently worked together with Takeoff for the song “Us vs. Them,” posted the following on Instagram, “This broke my heart” when he learned of the news.
“This is a horrible incident. From the tragic death to the horror of having the video online,” actress Keke Palmer posted on Instagram in reference to a video which 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 so sorry for his entire family and to all those the people he touched. It’s really tragic.”
The rapper Ja Rule aired his grievances over the death of Takeoff on Twitter in a tweet that reads, “this sh*t has to STOP … sending love to friends and family.”
The Atlanta Falcons also released a statement on Twitter.
“Takeoff’s legacy lives on in Atlanta and across the world,” the team wrote on Twitter.
Migos made waves in 2013
The rapper was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Takeoff began performing with his uncle , along with his fellow rapper Quavo Along with Offset as Migos in the year 2008. They gained fame with their 2013 hit song, “Versace.”
Their popularity only increased in 2016 after the release of their smash “Bad and Boujee,” that featured fellow singer Lil Uzi Vert.
The song quickly became a viral hit on the internet which led to the creation of many memes were based on the song’s lyrics “rain drop, drop top.”
The song received an even greater boost after “Atlanta” creator and star Donald Glover name-dropped the single in his acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
“I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee,'” Glover declared in the moment. “Like that’s the best song ever.”
Takeoff and Quavo have recently formed”Unc & Phew,” a group “Unc & Phew” and released their debut album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” on the 7th of October.
Music video of their track “Messy” was released on Monday.
On”Drink Champs,” a podcast “Drink Champs” just days before his passing, Takeoff accepted accolades for his outstanding performance on the new show.
“It’s the right time for you to blow it up, know what I’m saying? It’s time to present me with my flowers, do you know what I’m saying? Takeoff told me. “I do not need them in the future when I’m not here.