Takeoff from the Platinum Selling Hip Hop Group “Migos” dead at 28 (Updated)

Photo Credit: Instagram: @Yrntakeoff

The world of hip-hop is in shock over the death of one of the worlds talented stars. Born Kirshnik Khari Ball but widely known as “Takeoff” from the platinum selling Atlanta based rap group Migos was killed early Tuesday morning in Houston Texas. Authorities confirmed that around 2:30 a.m. central time on November 1st, Takeoff was shot in the head or neck area and was pronounced dead immediately. No suspects have been taken into custody and currently there are no leads on who is responsible for the murder. Two other victims were also reported to have been hurt but were taken to local hospitals privately. 

His shooting death comes at a time when we have seen an increase of violence among rappers

Takeoff was the nephew of lead man Quavo from the Migos trio which formed in 2008 and they released multiple mixtapes and singles. In 2013 Migos released their hit single “Versace” which began the trajectory up to their huge debut album Young Rich Nation released in July of 2015. The following year was the start of their Culture trilogy album series and in 2022 the group had reportedly broken up. 

Quavo and Takeoff recently began a career together without their third member, offset and just released a new music video entitled “Messy” on October 31st. Condolences have been poured in from all around the entertainment industry via social media. Takeoff was 28 years old. May he rest in peace and condolences to his family and friends.


Via Twitter, we have received more information on the unfortunate death of Takeoff. An eye witness who was at the scene the time of the altercation and standing next to Takeoff came forward to explain what happened. See the photos and video below explaining the timeline of events. The woman who posted this goes by screen name @triracialangel2 on Twitter.

According to Triracialangel2’s account of the situation, Quavo was arguing with someone over fighting and basketball. The argument escalated and shots rang out immediately. Takeoff is said to have not been playing dice at all, he was reserved and kept to himself. He was struck by a stray bullet when the shots rang out.

See the photo below where she was asked about what Quavo was arguing about and notice her answer.

TMZ also released a video showing the situation escalate just before shots rang out.

Kirshnik Khari Ball– June 18th, 1994- November 1st 2022

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