November 1st brought a cloud of sadness over family, friends, and the music industry over the death of Migos member Kirshnik Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff. The American rapper was fatally shot in Houston, Texas, in the early morning of Tuesday, November 1st. It is reported that the shooting took place at about 02:30 local time (07:30 GMT) on a balcony outside the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley, where Takeoff had reportedly been playing dice with his uncle and bandmate, Quavo.
QUAVO, IN HEATED ARGUMENT MOMENTS BEFORE SHOOTING
In a new video posted by TMZ on Tuesday, you can see and hear Quavo arguing with someone, and Takeoff is a few feet behind him. There’s a discussion about playing basketball, and someone, possibly Quavo, says, “I don’t get down like that!” The heated argument lasted for more than 30 seconds before shots were fired. TMZ Hip Hop reported that the showdown happened around 2:30 AM.
Houston Police said 40 to 50 guests had been at a private party when someone opened fire. When they arrived, officers said they found a large crowd and a man with a gunshot wound to the head or neck. The man, who was then identified as Takeoff, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to screenshots posted by Swisherpost, an unknown individual shares the details of what they allege really happened prior to and during the shooting.
Police said two other people (a 24-year-old female and a 23-year-old male) were injured and were driven to the hospital for treatment. No arrests have been made.
Takeoff’s management suggested that stray bullets killed Takeoff in a statement released late Tuesday on social media. “Senseless violence and a stray bullet have taken another life from this world, and we are devastated,” they wrote.
Migos was one of the most influential groups of their generation, pioneering a style of rapping in choppy, staccato triplets known as the “Migos flow.” The trio formed as the Polo Club and released their first mixtape, ‘Juug Season,’ in 2011 when Quavo was just in tenth grade. They later renamed their group the Migos. In an interview with The Fader in 2013, Takeoff shared how he sees Quavo: “I don’t look at [Quavo] as my uncle, but more as my brother. But we always have clowned on each other.” The last Migos album, ‘Culture III,’ was released in June 2021, and it is their last as a trio. The group broke up earlier this year, and since then, Takeoff and his uncle Quavo formed a duo group named “Unc & Phew,” shortened for uncle and nephew.
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