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Offset puts Takeoff as his profile pic on Instagram in first reaction to Migos bandmate's death

Offset also canceled his performance at Boston's MGM Music Hall in light of Takeoff's death
Offset (L) and Takeoff (R) were part of rap trio Migos (offsetyrn/Instagram/Richard Bord/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Offset (L) and Takeoff (R) were part of rap trio Migos (offsetyrn/Instagram/Richard Bord/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Offset is yet to speak on his Migos groupmate Takeoff's death, but the rapper honored his friend and family member on social media. On Wednesday, November 2, Offset made his first public acknowledgment of Takeoff's death by switching out the photo on his Instagram profile to a picture of Takeoff, who was shot and killed following an altercation outside a Houston bowling alley on November 1.

The photo shows Takeoff smiling with a white heart next to his head. This is Offset's first social media action since Takeoff died. Offset was supposed to perform at Boston's MGM Music Hall, but that's no longer happening in light of Takeoff's loss, reports TMZ.


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Takeoff death: Video shows unidentified man carrying gun moments before rapper was fatally shot


According to TMZ, 28-year-old Takeoff was fatally shot "over a game of dice" in front of his uncle, Quavo, outside a bowling alley in Houston on Tuesday, November 1. At around 2.30 am, a group was reported to have assembled near 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston. The Houston Police team that arrived on the scene stated one person was found dead at 1200 Polk St Downtown but did not reveal their identification.

Officials confirmed that two more individuals were shot at and sent to a nearby hospital. Disturbing video footage obtained by TMZ shows Takeoff's blood-soaked body lying on the floor as Quavo rushed to his side.

According to some chat messages posted on Twitter, someone accidentally shot Takeoff after they started 'shooting wild.' The chat reportedly claims that Quavo was getting worked up about losing the dice game while Takeoff remained calm; however, the rapper ended up being shot twice due to the fight that broke out because of Quavo's belligerence. The first shot was fired by the Migos' group and Takeoff was caught in the crossfire when the other group responded back with gunfire, the chat claims.


In another video shared by TMZ, a man dressed in black is seen with a handgun in his right hip pocket. Although nothing in the footage suggests that it was the man who fired the first shot, he can be seen raising his firearm and aiming it. It's unclear if he was aiming at Takeoff or Quavo.


Takeoff's label, Quality Control Music, also released an official statement on Instagram in the wake of the rapper's tragic death.


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