Representative confirmed that Takeoff, the rapper best known for his work in the Grammy-nominated group Migos is dead. He was 28.
Kirsnick Khari ball, also known as Takeoff was part of Migos with Quavo, Offset and Quavo. The death was confirmed by The Associated Press by a representative of Migos members who was not authorized to speak publicly.
Police were alerted to reports that there had been a shooting at 810 Billiards & Bowling shortly after 2:30 a.m. A large number of people were seen on a balcony just outside the third-floor bowling alley. One man was found dead by officers when they arrived. A AP reporter was on the scene and saw a body being loaded into a van by a medical examiner around 10 a.m. It had been more than seven hours since the shooting.
A spokesperson for police said that security guards in the area heard the shooting, but didn’t see the perpetrator. Two additional victims were also injured and transported in private cars to hospital.
Houston police have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, although no arrests were made and very few details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting were released. Later Tuesday morning, media members were kept on the street by Houston police.
The group Migos’ akeoff was killed. Photo / Associated Press
Tuesday morning saw many fans gather across the street from the bowling hall. It is located in a downtown Houston retail complex with high-end restaurants and a House of Blues, and near the Four Seasons Hotel.
Isaiah Lopez (24 years old) said that he ran from his Houston home to Humble, Texas after hearing Takeoff was killed.
He was a favorite of mine and my brother. Lopez carried a dozen roses that he wanted to place at the scene of the shooting. “I had to go over here to pay my respects as soon as my brother called and said, Takeoff is gone.’
Thomas Moreno (30), who lives just five minutes from the scene of the shooting said that he met Takeoff in June at an event at a Houston restaurant and bar. He described him as a “really nice guy”.
Moreno stated that he feels it’s “just another good person gone to too soon.” “This happens all the time, but it hurts more when it is someone so talented and young.”
Quavo of Migos and Takeoff arrive at the BET Awards Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Photo / AP
Takeoff was the youngest member in Migos, a rap group from suburban Atlanta that included his uncle Quavo as well as Offset. In 2013, they broke through with their massive hit “Versace”. Drake remixed the song, increasing its popularity.
Although Takeoff was one of their four Top 10 hits, it wasn’t on their multiweek No. Lil Uzi Vert’s hit single “Bad and Boujee” was the No. 1. The trio released three albums, “Culture,” (“Culture II”) and “Culture III”), with the first two reaching No. They reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. In 2018, they were awarded an ASCAP Vanguard Award for streaming success, with multiplatinum tracks like “Motorsport” (featuring Cardi B & Nicki Minaj), “Stir Fry” and “Walk It Talk It”.
They also played a fictionalized version of themselves in an episode of “Atlanta,” although they were not currently together.
Offset, who is married with Cardi B, has released a solo album in 2019, while Takeoff released “Only Built For Infinity Links” last week. Quavo posted links to Takeoff and his Halloween-themed music video “Messy” on Monday, along with a video of Quavo and his friends driving through Houston.