Takeoff shooting – live: Suspect news, tributes and latest updates after Migos rapper’s death

Migos: Takeoff’s last Instagram story before being shot

Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos, has been shot and killed in Houston, Texas, his representatives have confirmed.

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

His bandmate, Quavo, was also present during the event. According to Houston police, Quavo & Takeoff were at a private party before the shooting. They did not name the victim of the confirmed murder, but a representative for Takeoff has confirmed his death.

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TMZ reports that Takeoff was shot dead in a football alley after a game of dice.

Before the event, Takeoff posted a photo of himself on his Instagram Stories, with Playboi Carti’s “Stop Breathing” playing in the background.

Fans of the pop and industry star have started paying tribute online.

Migos also includes rapper Offset, who is married to Cardi B. The two have two children together, along with three others from Offset’s previous relationships.


Who are Migos?

Migos is a hip-hop music group founded in 2008 in Georgia, United States.

Migos have had several successful singles. Probably their most famous song is “Bad and Boujee”, featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

The song ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. They have also managed to get two No. 1 albums in the United States.

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Houston police have spoken with Takeoff’s mother

Finner reminded reporters in the room of the “human element” of the incident.

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Houston police appear to confirm that Quavo was not injured in the shooting

Takeoff was at a private party with his roommate and uncle, Quavo, when the shooting began.

Houston police held a press conference on Tuesday (November 1) to address the tragic incident.

Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed that a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the incident. This would seem to confirm that Quavo was not injured during the feud since he was 31 years old.

Ascending, from left, Quavo and Offset, of Migos


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SZA says she is ‘so upset with the world’ following Takeoff’s death

SZA has spoken out following Takeoff’s death.

“This Takeoff is amazing. I’m so excited for the world,” wrote the Grammy winner on Twitter.

“God bless the soul of the man, his family, and friends. Such a BRILLIANT SOUL… I understand.”

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Drake recalls ‘best memories’ with Takeoff

Drake is the latest celebrity to pay tribute to Takeoff.

The Canadian rapper shared a post on Instagram remembering the late rapper.

“I have the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch,” she wrote.

“That is what I will focus on for now. Rest easy man. Take it.”

Drake accompanied the caption with a photo of himself and Takeoff on stage together.

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Did Leave and Offsett have a feud?

Takeoff and Offset’s relationship broke up in 2022, but the reason for the feud is unknown.

In the view on The Big Truth podcast last month, Quavo said it was a family matter that had nothing to do with “no label, no paperwork, no QC, nothing”.

“This has to do with three brothers and that’s what it is. Right now we will be two until the time you say,” he said.

However, despite the issues, Takeoff said that Offset will “always be family. We’re always family. Nothing’s going to change.”

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Are there suspects arrested?

According to authorities, no suspect has been arrested so far.

Police have asked any witnesses who left the scene to come forward with additional information.

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Where did the shooting occur?

Police said the shooting happened after a private party ended at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, when a large group of about 40 people gathered near the front door on the third level.

An argument broke out and shots were fired from at least two weapons, police said, causing many people to flee.

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James Corden pays tribute to Takeoff

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

American program host The Late Show said the artist “wanted Migos to exist” and that they have become “one of the most influential rap groups of this generation”.

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Takeoff management mourns ‘great loss of dear brother’

Representatives for Takeoff have mourned the “deep loss” of their “beloved brother” after the Migos rapper was shot dead at the age of 28.

In a statement shared on social media, Migos’ label Quality Control said they had been “devastated” by “senseless violence”.

“It is with broken hearts and deep sorrow that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” the statement read.

“Senseless violence and a stray bullet have taken another life from this world and we are devastated. Please respect his family and friends as we continue to deal with this terrible tragedy.”

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