Migos: Takeoff’s last Instagram story before shooting death
Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos, was shot and killed in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (November 1).
The rapper – full name Kirshnik Khari Ball – was 28 years old.
Police were called at about 2:34 a.m. local time (7:34 GMT) to a shooting outside 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of about 40 people was taking place.
Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were both in attendance. Quavo – real name Quavious Keyate Marshall – was not injured in the altercation. The third Migos member, Offset, was not present.
An argument ensued, reportedly after a dice game, and shots were fired. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death has been mourned by industry figures and fans, with tributes to the late rapper pouring in on social media.
Celebrities including James Corden, Drake, SZA, Outkast and Khloé Kardashian have shared posts remembering the rapper.
So far, no suspects have been arrested and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner has urged witnesses to “step up” with information about the shooting.
Police, as well as fans of the rapper, have urged others to remove graphic videos of the incident that have circulated online.
Kanye West honors Takeoff in Twitter tribute
After his Twitter account was recently reinstated, Kanye West followed up his return by posting a photo honoring Takeoff.
Alongside a picture of him and The Migos rap trio during the earlier release of his Donna 2 album, West wrote, “Love forever,” followed by a subsequent photo of Takeoff, Offset and Quavo, captioned: “Family.”
No ParkelsNovember 3, 2022 8:55 p.m
‘Now may you rest in perfect peace’: Nicki Minaj pays tribute to Takeoff
Nicki Minaj has become the latest rapper to pay tribute to Takeoff following his death.
The “Superbass” artist shared a photo of the Migos member on his Instagram Story on Thursday (November 3).
She wrote in a caption: “Now may you rest in perfect peace.”
Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 7:32 p.m
Video shows a man with a gun at the party where Takeoff was shot
A video obtained by TMZ appears to show a person of interest standing with a gun in his pocket moments before Takeoff was fatally shot.
The man is seen standing with a gun when Quavo, Takeoff’s bandmate, gets into an argument with someone.
The same individual can then be seen with the gun drawn before gunshots are heard.
The police know the pictures.
Person of interest filmed with a gun moments before Migos member Takeoff’s death
Video footage obtained by TMZ appears to show an unidentified man standing with a gun in his pocket moments before Takeoff was fatally shot. The rapper, who was part of the trio Migos, was killed on Tuesday in Houston, Texas, after attending a private party. A new video identifies a person of interest in the case, who can be seen standing with a gun as Quavo gets into an argument with someone. The same individual can then be seen with the gun drawn before gunshots are heard. The police know the pictures. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 6:13 p.m
A new mural in Takeoff’s honor has been painted in Atlanta
An underpass in Atlanta, Georgia is now home to a mural of Takeoff.
Takeoff was a native of Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, along with fellow Migos star Offset.
The mural is located under the John Lewis Freedom Parkway Bridge near Fourth Ward Park.
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 3:08 p.m
The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team honors Takeoff
The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team is among the latest to honor Takeoff.
In preparation for last night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, it was “all Migos music for the Lakers warmup tonight as a tribute to the Takeoff,” tweeted Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
The Lakers were also a team of former basketball player Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others.
No ParkelsNovember 3, 2022 1:47 p.m
Offset updates Twitter photos in tribute to cousin and bandmate Takeoff
Offset, one of the three members of Migos, has updated his Twitter header and profile picture to feature Takeoff.
In addition to being bandmates, Takeoff was Offset’s first cousin once removed, and Quavo’s nephew.
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 12:06 p.m
Beyoncé dedicates her official website to Takeoff
Beyoncé has paid tribute to Takeoff by dedicating the homepage of her website to him.
Using a black-and-white image of the late rap star, the message reads: “Kirsnick Khari Ball, ‘Takeoff’, 1994 – 2022, Rest in Power.”
Migos have previously expressed their appreciation for Beyoncé, with Takeoff once claiming in an interview that they were “all in the Beyhive, absolutely”.
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 11:22 am
Producer Metro Boomin paid tribute on Twitter
Metro Boomin, who produced Migo’s hit song “Bad and Boujee,” expressed his grief over Takeoff’s death on Twitter.
“I can’t even really put into words how bright and warm of a genuine soul he was,” reads part of his heartfelt tribute.
Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 10:25 am
50 Cent pays tribute to Takeoff during Finland’s concert
50 Cent paid tribute to Takeoff during his Finland concert on Wednesday (November 2).
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 at 08.30
Where does Quavo follow after fellow Migos rapper Takeoff’s death?
Following the news of Takeoff’s tragic death, worried fans have been wondering about the status of his fellow The Migos bandmate and uncle Quavo, who was present during the fatal incident.
According to Houston police, Quavo, who was present at the time of the incident, and Takeoff were at a private party before the fatal shooting.
In a subsequent update, police tweeted: “Two other victims were taken in private vehicles to hospital.”
During a later press conference on Tuesday (November 1), the police chief said that a 23-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident.
The news appears to verify that 31-year-old Quavo was not among the injured, but his status remains unknown.
Peony HirwaniNovember 3, 2022 06:45
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