The game went wrong for the American rapper… On October 31, during Halloween night, Takeoff was killed while playing a game of dice in Houston. According to the first elements communicated, the party would have annoyed its rivals and provoked a shootout. The latter would therefore have cost the life of the member of the Migos group, who was accompanied by Quavo, also a member of this group. TakeOff was 28 years old.
Young American rapper Takeoff, a member of Southern hip hop group Migos, was shot and killed at a bowling club in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday morning at the age of 28, the report reported. specialized media TMZ.
Real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, the artist was spending the evening with one of the members of his group around 2:30 a.m. when the police were called for shootings in a bowling club with a deceased person, according to TMZ.
Two other people were injured and hospitalized but his uncle, Quavo, a member of the group was not affected.
The TMZ site even released screenshots of the crime scene where we can see a body lying on the tiled floor and several people at his bedside.
TMZ spoke of an “altercation” which allegedly broke out at the club and reported that “someone opened fire”, in a state of Texas extremely lax in terms of carrying weapons.
A local police spokesman told AFP that he was awaiting official confirmation of the rapper’s death from the medical examiner and assurances that the family of the deceased had been notified in advance.
Born on June 18, 1994 in Georgia, Takeoff was known to be part of the rap group Migos with his uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset, who left them and is now married to American rapper Cardi B.
News of his violent death was widely commented on social media, Twitter and Instagram, with New York Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman saying he was “tired of seeing young black men die”.
The group Migos, originally from Atlanta, rose to prominence in 2013 with their hit “Versace” which Canadian rapper Drake had remixed.
But it was 2016’s “Bad and Boujee” that propelled them to the top of the charts thanks to hip hop production company Coach K, which popularized rap from the southern United States, compared to rappers from the north and west of the country.
Their albums “Yung Rich Nation” (2015) and “Culture II (2017) from the Motown and Capitol Records labels were big hits, followed in 2021 by “Culture III” and their latest title “Messy”.
During numerous interviews granted to the specialized press in the United States, Takeoff spoke of his “pleasure” and his “love” for rap. And recently back from Europe, where he is much less known, he said he was impressed by the reception of the fans.
“They don’t speak English but they know all the rhymes, all the lyrics (…) We played + Versace +, I waved the flag of Paris and the whole building (of the concert) went crazy like s ‘they had scored a soccer goal,’ the rapper told Rolling Stone magazine.