Takeoff’s death is still being mourned, but now we know more about what happened. Takeoff was shot and killed early Tuesday morning at a private party in Houston, Texas. He was one-third of the platinum-selling rap group Migos.
He was 28. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office said that he died from “penetrating gunshot wounds of the head and torso into the arm,” which means that he was killed by someone.
A man who was 23 and a woman who was 24 were also hurt. The homicide division’s Sgt. Michael Arrington told reporters on Tuesday that they were both fine.
Takeoff, who was the quiet, low-key member of his group, which also included his uncle Quavo, was shot and killed. This is the latest high-profile death of a hip-hop artist.
Offset, who used to be in the same group as Takeoff and has known him for a long time, hasn’t talked about Takeoff’s death in public, but on Wednesday he changed the avatar on his verified Instagram account to a picture of Takeoff with a white heart. Drake, Gucci Mane, Machine Gun Kelly, and Beyoncé, among others, have paid tribute to the late artist.
A Takeoff mural has been spotted in Atlanta. Rest In Peace 🙏🕊 pic.twitter.com/oPDtzZYOsQ
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 2, 2022
Beyoncé even put a picture of him on the home page of her website. Takeoff seemed to know that rap artists can sometimes be in danger. He and Quavo talked to hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN about their new album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” on the “Drink Champs” podcast that just came out.
The conversation turned to security and the deaths of two other musicians, Pop Smoke and PnB Rock. “You have to be careful with social media now,” said Takeoff.
“You gotta watch what you post because even though you’re just trying to show off and show your fans stuff, it’s people that follow you and watch you that [have] bad intentions and don’t want the best for you. They’re looking at your page and see you every day,” he said. “That’s why I don’t even really post like that, or if I do, I post after I left the spot. I post tomorrow or the next day and you think I’m at a location. But nah, I’m at the crib.”
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