Migos: Takeoff’s final Instagram story before fatal shooting
Takeoff, a member of rap trio Migos, was shot dead in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (1 November).
The rapper – full name Kirshnik Khari Ball – was 28 years old.
Police officers were called at approximately 2.34am local time (7.34am GMT) about a shooting outside of 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of around 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 emerged, reportedly after a game of dice, and shots were fired. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death has been mourned by industry figures and fans, with tributes for the late rapper pouring in on social media.
As of yet, no suspects have been arrested with Houston police chief Troy Finner calling on witnesses to “step up” with information about the shooting.
The police, as well as fans of the rapper, have urged others to remove graphic videos of the incident that have been circulating online.
Artist’s tribute to Takeoff goes viral on TikTok
Artist Rob The Original has gone viral for his astonishing portrait of the late rapper formed out of clothing.
A video of the creator finishing off the portrait has nearly two million views on TikTok at the time of writing.
Tom Murray4 November 2022 00:54
Autopsy reveals Takeoff was shot more than once
Takeoff was shot multiple times, the coroner’s report confirmed.
The Harris County Medical Examiner confirmed his cause of death was “penetrating gunshot wounds” and ruled his death as a “homicide”.
Tom Murray3 November 2022 23:43
Kanye West honours Takeoff in Twitter tribute
Following the recent reinstatement of his Twitter account, Kanye West followed up his return by posting a photo in honour of Takeoff.
Alongside a picture of him and The Migos rap trio during the earlier release of his Donda 2 album, West wrote, “Love forever”, followed by a subsequent photo of Takeoff, Offset and Quavo, with the caption: “Family.”
Inga Parkel3 November 2022 20:55
‘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 after his death.
The “Superbass” artist shared a photo of the Migos member on her Instagram Story Thursday (3 November).
She wrote in a caption: “Now may you rest in perfect peace.”
Tom Murray3 November 2022 19:32
Video shows man with a gun at 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 as Quavo, Takeoff’s bandmate, gets into an argument with someone.
The same individual can then be seen with the gun drawn before shots are heard.
Police are aware of the footage.
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 shots are heard. Police are aware of the footage. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Tom Murray3 November 2022 18:13
A new mural in Takeoff’s honour 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 Vassell3 November 2022 15:08
Los Angeles Lakers basketball team honours Takeoff
The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team is among the latest to honour Takeoff.
In preparation for last night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, it was “all Migos music for the Lakers warm up tonight in a tribute to Takeoff,” tweeted Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
The Lakers were also team to former basketball player Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others.
Inga Parkel3 November 2022 13:47
Offset updates Twitter images in homage to cousin and groupmate Takeoff
Offset, one of the three members of Migos, has updated his Twitter header and profile picture to feature Takeoff.
As well as being groupmates, Takeoff was Offset’s first cousin once removed, and Quavo’s nephew.
Nicole Vassell3 November 2022 12:06
Beyoncé dedicates her official website homepage 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 of Beyoncé, with Takeoff once claiming in an interview that they were “all in the Beyhive, most definitely”.
Nicole Vassell3 November 2022 11:22
Producer Metro Boomin pays tribute on Twitter
Metro Boomin, who produced Migos’s hit song “Bad and Boujee”, expressed his sadness over Takeoff’s death on Twitter.
“I can’t even really put into words how bright and warming of a genuine soul he was,” reads part of his heartfelt tribute.
Nicole Vassell3 November 2022 10:25