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 fatally shot in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (November 1).

The rapper, whose full name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28 years old.

Police officers were called around 2:34 a.m. local time (7:34 a.m. GMT) to reports of a shooting outside 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston, where a private party of about 40 people was taking place.

Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were both 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. Leave 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 posts remembering the rapper.

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So far, no suspects have been arrested with Houston Police Chief Troy Finner appealing for witnesses to “come forward” with information about the shooting.

The police, but also the rapper’s fans, have asked others to remove the graphic videos of the event that have circulated on the Internet.

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Metro Boomin pays tribute to the rise

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

“I can’t put into words how bright and warm a true soul he was,” reads part of his heartfelt tribute.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 04:41

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

James Corden says he shared some “unforgettable moments” with Takeoff and fondly recalled how the US rapper referred to him as “Big Drip”.

Peony HirwaniNovember 4, 2022 03:34

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Offset pays tribute to Migos bandmate

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

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

Tom MurrayNovember 4, 2022 02:07

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Artist’s tribute to Takeoff goes viral on TikTok

Artist Rob The Original has gone viral for his stunning portrait of the late rapper created out of clothing.

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

Tom MurrayNovember 4, 2022 00:54

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An autopsy reveals that Takeoff was shot more than once

Leave was shot multiple times, the medical examiner’s report confirmed.

The Harris County Medical Examiner confirmed his cause of death as “penetrating gunshot wound” and ruled his death a “homicide.”

Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 23:43

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Kanye West honors Takeoff in Twitter tribute

Alongside a photo of him and rap trio The Migos during his previous release Donda 2 On the album, West wrote “Love forever,” followed by a follow-up photo of Takeoff, Offset and Quavo, captioned: “Family.”

Inga Parkel3 November 2022 20:55

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

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

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

She wrote in a caption: “Now rest in perfect peace.”

Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 7:32 p.m

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

A video taken from TMZ appears to show a person of interest standing with a gun in his pocket moments before he was fatally shot on takeoff.

The man is seen standing with a gun as Takeoff’s bandmate Quavo gets into an argument with someone.

The same individual can then be seen with his gun drawn before shots are heard.

Police are aware of the footage.

Person of interest filmed with gun moments before Migos member Takeoff’s death

Video footage obtained by TMZ appears to show an unidentified man standing with a gun in his pocket moments before he 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 fights with someone. The same individual can then be seen with his gun drawn before shots are heard. Police are aware of the footage. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Tom MurrayNovember 3, 2022 6:13 p.m

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A new mural honoring Takeoff has been painted in Atlanta

An underpass in Atlanta, Georgia is now home to a mural of “Trije”.

Takeoff was a native of Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, along with fellow Migo star Offset.

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

Nicole VassellNovember 3, 2022 3:08 p.m

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The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team honors the flight

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 of Migo’s music for the Lakers warmed up tonight in a tribute to Takeoff,” tweeted Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

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

Inga ParkelNovember 3, 2022 13:47

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