Migos Member Takeoff Dies At 28 Years Old

Takeoff has been pronounced dead after being shot earlier this morning in Houston

It’s a sad moment in musical history as Migos rapper Takeoff (Kirshnik Khari Ball) has been pronounced dead –at 28 years old–after being shot earlier this morning at the 810 Billiards & Bowling alley located in Houston. The incident occurred around 2:30 am, during the time he and Quavo were playing dice alongside 40-50 other people, when an altercation broke out in which someone opened fire, killing Takeoff and injuring two others. Quavo remains unharmed. The death of Takeoff marks yet another young high-profile rapper’s life taken too early, sparking the conversation of “When does this stop?”

Born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in 1994 and best remembered as a member of the rap trio, Migos alongside his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, Takeoff is responsible for collaborating on some of the most notable hip-hop song debuts in history. After locking in their signature beat on “Versace,” Migos only flourished, receiving multiple Grammy nominations for their sophomore album, Culture. Alongside a string of smash hits including “Bad and Boujee,” “Stir Fry,” and “Motorsport,” all of which have topped the Billboard Hot 100. Most recently, Quavo and Takeoff dropped “Unc & Phew” as a duo, followed by their music video for “Messy.”

The death of Takeoff has elicited a flood of response from the hip-hop community, as friends and fans of the rapper took to Twitter to share their condolences.


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