According to authorities, Takeoff, a rapper was fatally shot at an after-hours celebration outside a Houston bowling alley.
The 28-year-old Georgia rapper was part of the hit group Mikos, alongside his uncle, Quavo, and his cousin, Offset, who is married to fellow rap star Cardi B.
The Atlanta-based trio was at a private party at the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley when a dispute arose, allegedly over a dice game, and shots rang out, according to reports. Police said that the victim was found on the third-floor balcony outside the bowling alley by officers who arrived at the scene at 2:30 AM. Authorities said he had been shot in the neck or head.
According to reports, two other victims were also transported in private vehicles to a local hospital. A rep for Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, confirmed his death to several media outlets including The Associated Press, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.
The shooting happened just after Quavo and Takeoff, under their side duo named Unc & Phew, released a Halloween-themed video for their song “Messy.”
Tuesday was a social media explosion with tributes from fellow rappers. “Forever a legend, I can’t believe this,”Lil Pump posted an Instagram photo. Ja Rule wrote “Rip Takeoff … this s**t has to STOP… sending love to friends and family.”
Boxer Eubank Jr. “I remember Takeoff being a very down to earth, cool dude. Can’t believe I’m having to say this again about another young black star being killed for no reason, something really has to change in the industry.”
The Migos were formed by three relatives in 2008. Their debut mixtape was, “Juug Season,” was released in 2011. They had their first hit in 2011. “Versace,”This resulted in a number of chart-toppers such as “Bad and Boujee,”Also available: “Stir Fry”And “MotorSport.”
Their second album, “Culture,” topped the Billboard 200 in 2017 and received a Grammy nomination for best rap album.
Houston police ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact their Homicide Division.