Takeoff, a rapper of the group Migos, has died after being shot outside a bowling alley in Houston. Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnick Khari Ball, was 28 years old and part of the famous band Migos.
Police responded to reports of rapid shooting and gunshots on an open-air balcony early Saturday morning at 810 Billiards and Bowling. One person was discovered dead when officers arrived on the scene. According to reports, the shooting was recorded at 2:30 AM.
The police spokesperson told reporters that the guards did not see who the shooter was because it happened so quickly. Two other people were also shot and taken to a hospital in private cars.
As of now, no arrests have been made by the police department.
Kirshnik Khari Ball aka Takeoff was born in Gwinnett County, GA. He spent most of his childhood in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with his mother and close family members Quavo and Offset.
The three members of Migos – Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff – are all related to each other. They first started rapping in 2008 under the name Polo Club but later changed it to their current name, Migos.
As a group, they released their first full-length project on August 25: Juug Season (a mixtape). They followed up with No Label on June 1, which is also a mixtape.
Moreover, Migos is an American hip-hop trio that initially gained popularity after the release of their song “Versace.” The remixed version by Canadian rapper Drake rose to number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 and ranked at number 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
American hip-hop group ‘Migos’ achieved their first number-one single in 2016 – “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The song’s timely peak on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 21, 2017, was approved four times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Takeoff was not in the song video and has claimed that he did not appear in the song because his schedule was very busy at the time of the shooting of the video.
The legendary rap group from Georgia has had four top-ten hits, including their multi-week No. 1 smash “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. After the release of their first trilogy of albums, they followed it up with “Culture II” and “Culture III,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
This past year alone, they’ve won ASCAP Vanguard Awards for their success in music streaming with hits like “Motorsport” ft. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, and “Stir Fry.”
However, nobody knew that anything like this would happen. The news is very disheartening for all the Migos fans. People were in love with this trio, and there wasn’t a doubt that they had a wonderful future ahead.
Now it’s all up to the police department and their inquiry. Sooner or later, we hope that justice prevails.