Takeoff shooting updates LIVE: Migos rapper shot dead at 28 in Houston days after song with Quavo was released | The Sun

RAPPER Takeoff has been shot dead at the age of 28 in Houston, according to reports.

A shooting took place at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, according to TMZ, where a man was pronounced dead on the scene following a shot to the neck.

Takeoff, also known as Kirshnik Khari Ball, began his career in 2008 and rose to fame after the release of songs such as Bad and Boujee.

Part of the rap group Migos, Takeoff was beloved by millions across the globe.

Just days ago he released the music video to his and Quavo's new song, Messy.

Read our Takeoff live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Henry Moore

    TakeOff's dating history

    From July 2018 to September of that year, Takeoff was rumoured to be dating New York City-based rapper and Bad Girls Club alum Dreamdoll.

    These reports were later debunked, however.

    More to follow…

  • Henry Moore

    Shocking footage shows Quavo calling for help

    Shocking footage shared by TMZ shows TakeOff's bandmate and uncle Quavo desperately calling for help as the iconic rapper lay on the floor.

    Quavo can be seen wearing an orange shirt as he attempts to move TakeOff, before placing him back on the ground.

  • Henry Moore

    Remembering Migos' first album

    Migos' first studio album Yung Rich Nation, which came out in July 2015, reached No.17 on the Billboard 200.

    The album featured guest performances from stars such as Young Thug and Chris Brown.

    The trio would go on to dominate the hip-hop scene in the coming years.

  • Henry Moore

    How did TakeOff die?

    Per reports by TMZ, TakeOff was fatally shot at a party in Houston Texas.

    Currently, very few details are known about what led to the attack.

    The iconic artist was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Henry Moore

    What songs are Migos known for?

    Migos are one of the biggest rap groups on the planet, with several number-one hits.

    Here are their biggest hits, per Billboard.

    • Bad And Boujee. Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
    • I Get The Bag. Gucci Mane Featuring Migos.
    • T-Shirt. Migos
    • Pure Water. Mustard & Migos
    • MotorSport. Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B
    • Walk It Talk It. Migos Featuring Drake
    • Stir Fry. Migos
    • Slippery. Migos Featuring Gucci Mane

    How are TakeOff and Quavo related?

    Since releasing their first mixtape in 2011, fans of Migos have often wondered if the members are related.

    The three entertainers are related.

    Quavo, the oldest at 31, is Takeoff's uncle.

    Takeoff tragically died after Halloween 2022 aged 28, per TMZ.

    TakeOff's last seen photo

    Here is the last photo uploaded of Migos rapper TakeOff.

    Two others rushed to hospital in TakeOff shooting

    Two others were reportedly taken to hospital following the shooting of rapper Takeoff.

    The shootings took place at a private party.

    It's not known what sparked the shooting.

    About TakeOff and Migos

    Takeoff, known as Kirshnik Khari Ball, is part of the hip-hop trio Migos.

    The music star, from Georgia, started rapping in 2008 and Migos released their first mixtape in August 2011.

    The group was known for their track Versace and achieved their first number-one single Bad and Boujee in 2016.

    • Henry Moore

      Takeoff released a new music video just yesterday

      Only yesterday, TakeOff revealed the video to his and Quavo's new song Messy.

    • Henry Moore

      Tributes flood in as Takeoff death confirmed

      "Rest in peace to takeoff I just spoke to him too … I’m in shock right now, I can’t believe it," Adin Ross said.

      While another fan added: "This tragedy is a prime example of life is not fair. Takeoff stuck to himself and didn’t cause any problems. Never bothered anyone. Dude was as unproblematic as they come and for his life to end this way is ridiculous."

    • Henry Moore

      More details on Takeoff shooting

      Takeoff was reportedly shot at around 2:30am Houston time.

      He and group partner Quavo were playing a game of dice when the attack happened.

      He was pronounced dead on the scene.

    • Henry Moore

      Takeoff shot dead, reports claim

      According to TMZ, Migos rapper Takeoff has been shot dead at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas.

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