Takeoff, one of the founding members of the group Migos, has passed away. The singer was reportedly shot in Houston on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Netizens were left in shock due to the 28 years old's untimely death.
Esquire reported that while playing a game of dice, Takeoff was attacked in a bowling alley at 1200 Polk Street in downtown Houston, Texas. TMZ reported that the fatal incident occurred just after 2.30 am. Shortly after, the police were called over to the scene.
TMZ also released footage from the shooting, which showed Takeoff's body lying on the floor. The released video has since gone viral.
Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, reportedly participated in a dice game before the shooting broke out. This game was also allegedly a possible reason behind his death.
Reportedly, Takeoff was seen wearing a white t-shirt with black pants. Although law enforcement has not released any information regarding the rapper's death, it has been revealed that a male wearing a similar outfit was lying motionless on the ground.
Shocked netizens are in denial about Takeoff's passing
Internet users paid tribute to the musician across social media platforms. Many were disappointed to hear that the Migos rapper was reportedly killed over a dice game.
Many were in denial about his death, while some claimed they would miss hearing good music.
Shooting video goes viral across social media
Footage of the shooting that killed Takeoff and that of his body lying on the floor went viral on social media.
It has been reported that the singer and Quavo were participating in a game of dice when an altercation broke out, leading to an unidentified person open firing at the rapper. He was then allegedly shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Law enforcement shared that two others were shot at and were taken to the hospital. The identity and status of their health remained unclear at the time of writing.
Hours before his passing, the late singer uploaded a selfie from the location where he was shot dead. Quavo had also uploaded a video alongside Jas Prince. The duo was seen driving around Houston.
Earlier this month, Takeoff and Quavo debuted their album Only Built for Infinity Links as a duo. The Migos group was rumored to have split up. Speculation of the same intensified as the aforementioned two artists released their own album without Offset.
The Atlanta-based group released its first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011. Since then, their album Culture II has taken up the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 album chart. They also nabbed the number one spot on the Billboard chart after releasing Bad and Boujee in 2016. In 2013, their debut single, Versace, peaked at the 99th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
In 2014, they released their album No Label II, which became a double platinum by DatPiff. Migos has earned two Grammy nominations as well. For the unversed, Quavo and Offset of the Migos are cousins, while Takeoff is Quavo's nephew.