In a rather shocking turn of events, rapper ‘TakeOff’, 28, who is known to be a part of the hip-hop trio band Migos, was shot dead and killed in Houston on Tuesday around 2:30 am.
A representative for the city’s police department has confirmed his death, reported Variety. The rapper was shot dead in a bowling alley in downtown Houston where he and Quavo, his uncle and another Migos band member were playing dice.
The Variety report quoted Police officials who informed KPRC Houston that there was a gathering of 40 to 50 people when the shooting conspired and a man with a head or neck gunshot wound was found lying on the ground.
Quavo was uninjured, while TakeOff was pronounced dead at the scene. After being shot, two more victims were brought to the hospital.
Kirshnik Khari Ball, popularly known as TakeOff was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in 1994. He started his rapping career in 2008 alongside Quavo (Quavious Keyate Marshall) and his cousin Offset (Kiari Kendrell Cephus), and in 2011 the group released their debut mixtape under the name Migos, titled ‘Juug Season.’
In 2013, their breakthrough single ‘Versace’ pushed them to rap prominence and earned them a Drake remix. The popular song won 20 platinum and gold singles and albums certified by the RIAA, including their Hot 100 No. 1 smash ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Since then, Migos has grown to become one of the most popular hip-hop acts lately and it has earned its place as one of the most successful rap groups of all time.
Some of Migos’ previous Top 10 successes include, ‘Stir Fry,’ ‘MotorSport’ with Cardi B, and ‘Walk It Talk It’ with Drake.
As per Variety, while there has been no formal announcement of the group’s split, Offset was working independently while TakeOff and Quavo had been collaborating as a duet in recent years.