Takeoff killed – latest: Kanye West pays tribute to Migos rapper after new video shows Houston party

Migos: Takeoff’s last Instagram story before fatal shooting

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 officers were called around 2.34am local time (7.34am GMT) to reports of 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 member of Migos, 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 insiders and fans alike, with tributes to the late rapper pouring in on social media.

Celebrities including James Corden, Drake, SZA, Outkast, and Khloé Kardashian have shared messages remembering the rapper.

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So far, no suspects have been arrested with Houston Police Chief Troy Finner asking for witnesses to “step forward” with information about the shooting.

The police, as well as the rapper’s fans, have urged others to remove graphic videos of the incident that have been circulating online.


Metro Boomin pays tribute to Takeoff

Metro Boomin, who produced Migos’ hit song “Bad and Boujee”, expressed his grief over Takeoff’s death on Twitter.

“I can’t even put into words how bright and warm a true soul was,” read part of his heartfelt tribute.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 04:41


James Corden says he is ‘absolutely devastated’ by Takeoff’s death

James Corden says he shared an “unforgettable moment” with Takeoff, and fondly recalled how the American rapper would refer to him as “Big Drip”.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 03:34


Offset pays tribute to the band Migos

Offset and Quavo have yet to issue a full statement following Takeoff’s death.

However, Offset has paid a subtle tribute to the late bandmate Migos by changing the profile pictures on his social media profiles to images of Takeoff.

Tom MurrayNovember 4, 2022 02:07


An artist’s tribute to Takeoff is going viral on TikTok

Artist Rob The Original has gone viral for his incredible portrait of the late rapper created out of clothing.

A video of the creator completing the photo has almost two million views on TikTok at the time of writing.

Tom MurrayNovember 4, 2022 00:54


An autopsy reveals that Takeoff was shot more than once

Takeoff was shot multiple times, the coroner’s report confirmed.

The Harris County Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of death as “penetrating gunshot wounds” and ruled his death a “homicide.”

Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 23:43


Kanye West honors Takeoff with a tribute on Twitter

Along with a picture of him and rap trio The Migos when it was released earlier Bad 2 album, West wrote, “Love forever”, followed by a later photo of Takeoff, Offset and Quavo, with the caption: “Family.”

Inga ParkelNovember 3, 2022 20:55


‘Now rest in perfect peace’: Nicki Minaj pays tribute to Takeoff

Nicki Minaj became the latest rapper to pay tribute to Takeoff after his death.

The “Superbass” artist shared a photo of the Migos member on her Instagram Story on Thursday (November 3).

She wrote in a caption: “Now rest in perfect peace.”

Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 19:32


A video shows a man with a gun at a party where Takeoff was shot

Video received from TMZ it appears to show a person of interest standing with a gun in his pocket moments before Takeoff was fatally shot.

The man can be seen standing with a gun while Quavo, a member of the band Takeoff, gets into an argument with someone.

The same person is then seen with the gun drawn before shots are heard.

The police are aware of the footage.

Person of interest filmed with 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 Tuesday in Houston, Texas, after attending a private party. A new video points to a person of interest in the case, who can be seen standing with a gun while Quavo gets into an argument with someone. The same person is then seen with the gun drawn before shots are heard. The police are aware of the footage. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 18:13


A new mural honoring Takeoff has been painted in Atlanta

A subway in Atlanta, Georgia is now home to a mural of Takeoff.

Takeoff hails from Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, along with Migos co-star Offset.

The mural is located under the John Lewis Freedom Park Bridge near Fourth Ward Park.

Nicole VasellNovember 3, 2022 15:08


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 warming up tonight in tribute to Takeoff,” tweeted Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

The Lakers were also the 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.

Inga ParkelNovember 3, 2022 13:47


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