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 dead in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (November 1).

The rapper – full name Kirshnik Khari Ball – was 28 years old.

Police officers were called at around 2.34am local time (7.34am GMT) about a shooting outside 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of around 40 people was being held.

Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were 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 broke out, 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 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 calling on witnesses to “step up” with information about the shooting.

The police, as well as the rapper’s fans, have encouraged others to take graphic videos of the incident which have been circulating online.


Metro Boomin pays tribute to Takeoff

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

“I can’t even really say how bright and warm a genuine soul he was,” reads part of his heartfelt tribute.

Peony Hirwani4 November 2022 04:41


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

James Corden says he shared “unforgettable moments” with Takeoff, and fondly remembered how the US rapper used to refer to him as “Big Drip”.

Program host USA The Late Late Show He said the artist “basically willed Migos into existence” and that they have become “one of the most influential rap groups of this generation”.


Offset pays tribute to Migos bandmate

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

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

Tom Murray4 November 2022 02:07


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

Artist Rob The Original has gone viral for his amazing portrait of the late rapper formed out of clothes.

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

Tom Murray4 November 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 his death as “penetrating gunshot wounds” and ruled his death a “homicide”.

Tom Murray3 November 2022 23:43


Kanye West honors Takeoff in Twitter tribute

Alongside a photo of him and rap trio The Migos 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 Parker3 November 2022 20:55


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

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

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

He wrote in a caption: “Now may you rest in perfect peace.”

Tom Murray3 November 2022 19:32


Video shows a man with a gun at a party where Takeoff was shot

Video obtained 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 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.

The police are aware of the footage.

A person of interest filmed with a gun moments before the death of Migos member Takeoff

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. The 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 honor has been painted in Atlanta

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

Takeoff was a native of Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, along with Migos co-star Offset.

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

Nicole Vassell3 November 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 warm up tonight in tribute to Takeoff,” tweeted Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

The Lakers were also the team of former basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died tragically in a helicopter crash in January 2020, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others.

Inga Parker3 November 2022 13:47


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