New video shows rapper Quavo getting into heated argument with group seconds before Takeoff was shot dead
Although some reports claim the argument began over a game of dice, the rapper can be heard mentioning 'basketball' at least twice in the video
HOUSTON, TEXAS: A new video reveals that Migos rapper Quavo was arguing with some individuals at a Houston bowling alley just before his nephew, Takeoff, was fatally shot. The 28-years-old rapper was pronounced dead on the scene after being shot in the head by a stray bullet.
Quavo can be seen using the word "disrespectful" along with other expletives as per the video obtained by TMZ. Though some reports indicate the argument started over a dice game, the rapper also makes at least two mentions of "basketball." Just before the shooting breaks out, one person—possibly Takeoff—exclaims, "I don't get down like that!" The group scattered within the bowling alley after one shot was fired, heading in different directions. The footage shows that after a few seconds, at least ten further shots—possibly from multiple guns—were fired quickly one after the other.
Takeoff, a fellow Migos member whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was declared dead at the scene. Another video acquired by TMZ shows Quavo and others attempting to move Takeoff's corpse before they set him down again and yelled for assistance. Quavo remained unharmed from the incident. The statement released by Quavo on Takeoff’s death read, “It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirshnik Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff. 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.”
A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were among at least two additional victims who self-transported to nearby hospitals after suffering injuries, according to Houston Police. At the time of the incident, there were between 40 and 50 patrons at the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.
When he was killed early on the morning of November 1, Takeoff, according to police, was not engaged in any criminal activity. Houston police reported that the shooter is still at large. The 28-year-old rapper from the Migos made an unsettling message only one week before his passing, pleading for praise for his skills while he was still alive. “I’m chill, I’m-laid back, but it’s time to pop it. I want to get into my flow. Time to give me my flowers. I don’t want them when I ain’t here,” Takeoff said while appearing on the 'Drink Champs' podcast alongside Quavo.