Many within the hip hop community react to the lost of 28-year-old rapper and member of the Migos, Takeoff.
Takeoff, Youngest member of hip hop group The Migos, was shot and killed in Houston early Tuesday morning (November 1). According to TMZ, the incident took place at a private party held at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.
Apparently the evening took a turn for the worst when an altercation broke out over a dice game. Quavo, Takeoff’s uncle, was also in attendance for the tragic night. Now, hip hop finds itself in all too familiar territory, as they mourn the death of another rapper.
New York rapper, Rich The Kid, took to Instagram calling Takeoff his “twin” and “best friend.” “Today I lost more than a brother . My twin my best friend everything, I don’t wanna believe it I can’t . The most humble person I know we used to share shoes & clothes before we made it with no problem! I miss you already you didn’t deserve that!! i can’t stop crying I love you so much bro forever🤞🏾❤️🤝🏽 🕊,” he wrote on this IG caption Tuesday afternoon.
Outlawz member Young Noble, who lost Tupac Shakur to gun violence, also took to IG and encouraged all to spread love. “Black Man when we gonna stop being our own worst enemy? Black lives don’t even matter to us we can’t blame the white man no more for all this craziness we do to each other on a daily! It’s sickening!!!!! Love thy brother, respect thy brother, uplift thy brother, protect thy brother, encourage thy brother, don’t kill thy brother!! Rest well to the young King Takeoff & condolences to his family & fans 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”
Quality Control music, home for Quavo and Takeoff, also shared the following Tuesday evening, It Is with broken hears and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff. Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated,” the statement read on an IG post. “Please respect his family and friends as we will continue to process this monumental loss.”
The Migos, who also consisted of Takeoff’s cousin Offset, had broken up back in 2021. Moving on as a duo, Takeoff and Quavo had recently released their new album ‘Only Built for Infinity Links.’