Fans, celebrities and the music world are remembering rapper Takeoff, who was a member of the group Migos, after he was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in downtown Houston.
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnick Khari Ball, was part of the group with Quavo and Offset.
Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle, while Offset, who is married to Cardi B, is Quavo’s cousin.
Takeoff, 28, was the youngest of the trio.
Takeoff was killed in the shooting at 810 Billiards & Bowling, where dozens of people had gathered on a balcony outside of the bowling alley, which is on the third floor, police said. Officers discovered one man dead when they arrived.
No arrests have been announced.
Before a representative for Migos, who was not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed that Takeoff was killed, chatter had already begun circulating on social media.
Once his death was confirmed, condolences started to pour in.
Here are some of the people we’ve seen sharing tributes so far.
Rapper and Houston native Lecrae:
— Lecrae (@lecrae) November 1, 2022
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner:
Too many young men of color are killing each other. Resolving their disputes by pulling their guns and shooting one another regardless of fame or fortune. Crazy. And in a few second a life is gone, families and friends are left grieving. STOP! st
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) November 1, 2022
Houston rapper and activist Trae tha Truth:
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center:
We mourn the murder of #Takeoff.
Kirshnik Khari Ball (birth name) was killed over a dice game, his life snuffed out during a frivolous dispute.
We are praying for his family and all who are mourning. And we are committed to transforming our communities. pic.twitter.com/WOcpTQnWTU
— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) November 1, 2022