Migos: Takeoff’s last Instagram story before shooting death
Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos, has been shot and killed in Houston, Texas, his representatives have confirmed.
The rapper, whose full name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28.
His bandmate, Quavo, was also present at the time of the incident. According to Houston police, Quavo & Takeoff were at a private party before the shooting. They did not name the victim of a confirmed homicide, but Takeoff’s rep has confirmed his death.
TMZ reports that Takeoff was shot dead at a bowling alley after a game of dice.
Ahead of the event, Takeoff posted a picture of himself to his Instagram stories, with Playboi Cartis’ “Stop Breathing” playing in the background.
Fans of the rap star and industry figures have begun paying tribute online.
Migos also includes rapper Offset, who is married to Cardi B. The couple have two children together, plus three others from Offset’s previous relationships.
Quavo and Takeoff sing “Hotel Lobby” in the resurrected Colors Show clip
A video of Quavo and Takeoff’s 2022 Colors show performance has gone viral on Twitter.
In the clip, both rappers can be seen performing their hit single “Hotel Lobby.”
This show was apparently the first in Color’s series celebrating Black Music Month created in partnership with Motown Records.
Peony HirwaniNovember 2, 2022 at 04.00
Drake pays tribute to Takeoff
Drake has posted a tribute to Takeoff on Instagram.
“I had the best memories of us all seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch,” he wrote. “That is what I will focus on now.
“Take it easy on the space you take,” he added.
Peony HirwaniNovember 2, 2022 03:45
Quavo shared an Instagram story hours before the shooting
Quavo, who was with Takeoff when he died, shared a video on Instagram Stories hours before the shooting.
“We’re gliding through the city,” he tells his followers from inside a car.
Migos rapper Quavo shares video hours before bandmate Takeoff is fatally shot
Takeoff, a member of Migos along with rappers Quavo and Offset, has been shot dead in Houston, Texas, according to US media. He was at a private birthday party before the shooting, which happened at a bowling alley after a dice game, according to TMZ. The rapper, whose full name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28. Bandmate Quavo shared a video on Instagram the night of the shooting. “We’re gliding through town,” he tells his followers, adding that the “birthday kid” is also in the car. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Tom MurrayNovember 2, 2022 at 03.30
Fans expressed disgust after photos of Takeoff after he was shot circulated online
Since the news of Takeoff’s death, several videos containing apparent footage of the incident and the scenes after the incident have surfaced online.
Videos containing the disturbing sightings have been shared so widely that people have even accidentally viewed the content.
Many social media users have condemned the sharing of the “sickening” videos online, calling out the inappropriate nature of its circulation.
Tom MurrayNovember 2, 2022 02:30
Many have wondered about the condition of Takeoff’s Migos bandmate Quavo when he was there during the shooting.
Police have emerged to confirm his safety after announcing that the only two other people injured were aged 23 and 24. Quavo is 31.
Tom MurrayNovember 2, 2022 01:30
Tributes include AJ Tracey, Jake Paul and Khloe Kardashian
The music world has paid tribute to Takeoff following his death, as have his fans and many other celebrities, including YouTuber/boxer Jake Paul and Khloe Kardashian.
“No start!” British rapper Tracey wrote that on Twitter.
Paul said: “Senseless killings must stop. Need to unite. RIPTAKEOFF.”
Similarly, Kardashian wrote: “This is so sad. Wow! over what?? May God cover all who are hurting. These senseless acts must stop. So so sad.”
Read a roundup of all the celebrity tributes to stream below.
Tom Murray2 November 2022 00:30
Chief Finner asked for public help after 40 witnesses left ‘possibly out of fear’ before speaking to police
Houston police are asking anyone with knowledge of Takeoff’s shooting to come forward.
Chief Finner told the media conference that 40+ people left the private party where the rapper was shot “possibly out of fear” before authorities could get statements.
“What if that was your brother? What if this was your son?” Finn asked.
Tom MurrayNovember 1, 2022 11:35 p.m
Desiigner tearfully announced his retirement from rap music after hearing the news of Takeoff’s death
“Panda” rapper Desiigner, broke down in tears in an Instagram Live video publicizing the shooting of Takeoff.
“Why? Why are we doing this?” the rapper screams in the video.
“I swear to God this shit is nothing, I’m done rapping. This version of me is done,” he explained.
Tom MurrayNovember 1, 2022 at 10.30 p.m
12 hours later: What we know about the shooting
It’s been more than 12 hours now since Migos rapper Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Police Department recently held a press conference providing more information about the killing, which also saw two more people with non-fatal injuries.
For a summary of all the details we know so far, read below.
Tom MurrayNovember 1, 2022 at 21.30
“Sometimes the hip-hop community gets a bad name” – police chief warns against generalizations
During his address to the media, Police Chief Finner warned against blaming the hip-hop genre for Takeoff’s death.
“Sometimes the hip-hop community gets a bad name,” he said.
“Obviously from this city and people with whom I have a personal relationship, [there are] a lot of great people in our hip-hop community and I respect them.”
The media conference has since ended.
Tom MurrayNovember 1, 2022 8:52 p.m
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