Takeoff Remembered by Gucci Mane, Da Brat, Lloyd Banks: ‘Gone Too Soon’

Rapper Takeoff from Migos rap band. Rap singer Kirshnik Khari Ball aka YRN Take Off performing on concert. MOSCOW - 27 MARCH, 2015. (Credit: Shutterstock)

The hip-hop world received the devastating news on Tuesday morning that Migos member Takeoff was killed in a shooting.

The rapper, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was fatally shot around 2:30 a.m. at a bowling alley in Houston, his rep confirmed. He was 28.

Takeoff was at a private event with Migos bandmate Quavo, and was playing dice when the shooting occurred. Two other people were injured.

No arrests have been made, police said in a news conference as they urged witnesses to come forward.

As news of Takeoff’s death spread, friends and fellow musicians shared tributes on social media.

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Migos, Quavo, Takeoff, Offset at the BET Awards 2017 at the Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
Migos:  Quavo, Offset, Takeoff at the BET Awards 2017 in Los Angeles — Photo by Jean_Nelson

Gucci Mane, a frequent collaborator of the Migos, simply tweeted: “R.I.P.”

Rapper Da Brat wrote on Instagram: “My guy. I so don’t want this to be true. He was such a good dude. This SUUUUX. Please pray for his family and loved ones. Like this man’s life is gone cuza somethin to do w a dam dice game.”

Fellow rapper Lloyd Banks added on Twitter, “Rest In Peace Takeoff my condolences  to his family and close friends, very dope artist gone too soon.”

Houston performer Lecrae tweeted, “No hot takes. No profound thoughts. Just sad that another rapper, son, brother, and friend has been killed. God be with all those who feel the loss. #TakeOff #MIGOS.”

Ja Rule added on Twitter, “Rip Takeoff… this shit has to STOP… sending love to friends and family.”

Los Angeles’ hip-hop radio program “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” shared on Instagram: “Sad day for the Culture. #Takeoff of #Migos was shot and killed early this morning in Houston. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.”

Social justice activist Bernice King posted on Twitter: “#Takeoff, I mourn that such frivolous violence has ended your life. My heart goes out to Takeoff’s family and to all who are devastated by his death. We have a lot of work to do in transforming the culture of violence into a culture of community awareness and care.”