Was Quavo the real target of bullet that killed Takeoff? Speculation about shooting splits Internet

'Based on what people say about him, he’s well respected, non-violent,' Houston police chief Troy Finner said about Takeoff

Was Quavo the real target of bullet that killed Takeoff? Speculation about shooting splits Internet
Takeoff and Quavo of Migos attend the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: Takeoff's shocking death has not just left his family and fans devastated but also led to several speculations, including whether the rapper was the actual target of the attack that claimed his life. Some claim that the violence was aimed at another Migos’ member, rapper Quavo, who is also Takeoff’s uncle.

After the tragedy, Migos’ label Quality Control noted in a statement, “It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick 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.”

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As per reports, Takeoff and Quavo were having fun at a bowling alley, named 810 Billiards & Bowling, before the tragedy struck around 2.30 am on November 1 after an apparent fight. Following the incident, Houston police chief Troy Finner suggested in a media conference that the 28-year-old was not involved in any violence.

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Rapper Takeoff of Migos performs on the Boom Boom Tent during the Kick-Off party for the 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 18, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival)
Rapper Takeoff of Migos performs on the Boom Boom Tent during the Kick-Off party for the 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 18, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival)

Finner said, “Sometimes the hip hop community gets a bad name and I know, evident from this city and people who I have a personal relationship with, a lot of great people in our hip hop community and I respect them. But back to Takeoff. I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston, and everyone spoke of what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is, what a great artist. And I’m calling up on everybody, hip hop artists in Houston and around the nation, we got to police ourselves.”

“It is so many talented individuals, men and women in that community, who again I love and I respect, and we all need to stand together and make sure nobody tears down that industry,” he added. “Based on what people say about him, he’s well respected, non-violent. I would not expect him to be involved but I do want to wait on the investigation but we have no reason to believe that he was involved in anything criminal at the time, just as people describe him as very peaceful, loving, great entertainer.”

Meanwhile, Twitter was abuzz with theories about the rapper's death. “I think Quavo was the main target but Takeoff got hit wrong place wrong time.. Quavo’s arrogance and ego took the best out of him,” someone claimed. Another wrote, “He wasn’t the target. The shooter wanted to shoot Quavo not him and the Bullet ended up in his head 😣.” A third said, “I think quavo used him as a shield. In that picture takeoff is behind quavo. He definitely got shot because he was standing behind the target.” “Takeoff wasn’t killed because of a dive game he was killed by 2niggas who was shooting with no target. The first shot from Quavo’s entourage got him in the neck the 2nd from the other side got him in the head #JustSad #RIPTAKEOFF 💔💔💔,” the fourth one shared.

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Rapper Takeoff of Migos performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Rapper Takeoff of Migos performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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“R.I.P Takeoff, Dice game that Quavo was in with Houstons top dogs. Takeoff wasn't playing and got hit , allegedly he was not the intended target streets is saying. Big L said it best casualties of a dice game classic but so true , dice gets very heated egos!” a tweet read while another added, “Quavo got mad bc he was losing hella money in dice & got loud with the wrong one who started firing. Offset wasn’t the target …just fucking horrible 💔.”

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