Migos rapper Takeoff dies in Houston shooting

Migos rapper Takeoff died in a shooting outside a Houston bowling alley early Tuesday. he was 28

The “Bad and Boujee” artist, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was one of the three members of the Atlanta-based rap trio Migos. A rep for the artist confirmed the rapper’s death to the Associated Press on Tuesday.

The chart-topping trio, consisting of Takeoff’s cousin Offset and Uncle Quavo, collaborated on many popular singles like “MotorSport” and “Walk It Talk It” with artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who is married to Offset.

According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at 810 Billiards & Bowling shortly after 2:30 a.m. and one man was found dead on arrival. Police said Wednesday they would not release the victim’s name until his family was notified and his identity was confirmed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The AP reported that dozens of people had gathered on a third-floor balcony outside the bowling alley for a private party before the shooting. Security forces who were in the area heard the shooting but did not see who did it, a police spokesman told the AP.

Two other people were injured and taken to hospitals in private vehicles, police said on Wednesday.

According to TMZ, Takeoff and Quavo were playing dice at the party when an altercation broke out and someone opened fire, reportedly shooting at Takeoff.

He and Quavo also performed as a duo, “Unc & Phew,” and released the music video for “Messy” on Monday.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-11-01/migos-rapper-takeoff-dead-shooting Migos rapper Takeoff dies in Houston shooting

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