Tributes flow in after Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead in a brawl in Houston

Tributes flow in after Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead in a brawl in Houston
Migos rapper Takeoff, 28, killed during an alleged argument in a 'private party' in Houston (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Hip-hop group Migos member, Takeoff has been shot dead on Tuesday, November 1, and since then tributes have been pouring from all corners. It is alleged that the talented 28-year-old rapper was killed over a "game of dice" in a "private party" where his uncle and bandmate Quavo was present just outside a bowling alley in Texas. 

It’s been reported that a group had gathered near 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston at around 2.30 am. Houston Police team that reached the scene had confirmed one individual was found dead at 1200 Polk St Downtown but did not reveal the identity. The officials revealed that two other people were shot at and were rushed to the nearby hospital. An alleged video that is being circulated on social media platforms shows the rapper lying dead in a puddle of blood after he was "shot in the head" during an argument with his competitor. Takeoff had posted a video a few hours ago on Instagram wearing the same attire, reports Daily Mail.


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Fellow rapper Lecrae wrote on Twitter, “No hot takes. No profound thoughts. Just sad that another rapper, son, brother, and friend has been killed. God be with all those who feel the loss. #TakeOff #MIGOS.” "Not takeoff! RIP," tweeted British rapper AJ Tracey. Ric Flair shared a group picture with Takeoff and captioned it, “Rest In Peace@1YoungTakeoff!” Takeoff’s hometown club Atlanta Falcons also released a statement on Takeoff that read, "Rest in Peace Kirshnik 'Takeoff' Khari Ball. Takeoff’s legacy lives on in Atlanta and across the world. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends."

Complex Music tweeted a line from Takeoff, "'Give me my flowers. I don’t want them when I ain’t here'. RIP Takeoff.” FEO that goes by UglyGod said, “Do y'all not realize these niggas changed the whole cadence of rap when they came out? rip Takeoff. this man has been staying out of the way, keeping it minimal, and minding his own buisiness since the beginning. If that's not enough to be left alone, then idk.”

Jemele Hill in her emotional tweet wrote, “I was in college when Biggie and ‘Pac were killed and thought there was no way we’d ever experience anything remotely close to that again. Now it’s happening so frequently that you barely have time to recover before someone else killed. RIP Takeoff.” R&B singer SZA wrote, "This Takeoff shit so weird .. I’m genuinely creeped out by the world . I cried . God bless that man’s spirit his family and friends . SUCH A TALENTED SOUL .. ion understand."










Takeoff's documented name is Kirsnik Khari Ball, and he was the youngest member of the group Migos, that was made up of Quavo and Offset, who are cousins, while Takeoff was Quavo's nephew. The trio released their first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011, followed by another one, No Label, in 2012.

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