Migos rapper Takeoff has died, TMZ reports . The 28-year-old rapper was shot in the stomach at an intersection in Houston, Texas early Sunday morning. The other two members of Migos, Quavo and Offset, have canceled the remainder of their Sunday performance at Rolling Loud Festival as news of Takeoff’s death spread over social media.
Who is Takeoff?
It’s just been announced that 28-year-old Takeoff, the third member of Migos, died today.
A respected rapper, he helped make famous hits such as Versace and Bad and Boujee alongside his two famous associates, Quavo and Offset.
The shooting happened on Monday night at 11:40 p.m. local time when his car was stopped by a red light at the intersection of Bissonnet and Wilcrest Drive in southwest Houston, Texas.
Takeoff had been sitting in the back seat with his two nephews when he was shot before crashing into a nearby car. One of the nephews who survived told police that they heard five gunshots while the other said they only heard three.
Takeoff’s head was kind of like out the window, so we couldn’t see him, one nephew told KHOU. We just seen blood dripping.
That’s all I seen. We didn’t see no body or anything because it was dark outside. While investigators haven’t found any leads yet, the killing is believed to be drug related and officials have recovered over 20 shell casings from the scene.
Takeoff’s death marks the second among Migos in less than a year, after founding member Kevin DJ Kool Lee died following an asthma attack last July.
Who are his bandmates?
Quavo, who is Takeoff’s cousin and Quavo’s real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall. Offset is also a cousin of Quavo and his real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus.
Migos’ third member Takeoff, alongside the other two rappers Quavo and Offset, has died at the age of 28.
One of the Migos’ greatest hits is their Versace collaboration. Migos released their debut album Yung Rich Nation with Quality Control Music on June 16th 2017. They are best know for their hit single ‘Bad and Boujee’ which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Takeoff had been detained by police before being shot dead in Northside Drive, Houston late Wednesday evening.
He had been found inside a vehicle that crashed into an apartment complex in Northside Drive near Rankin Street when he was killed by two gunmen according to local media reports.
As the three were speaking, two men wearing hoodies exited the car, approached Takeoff, and the one on the left produced a firearm, shooting him in the head.
A spokesperson for the HPD said: Hearing something like this happen right after you leave someone’s house is heartbreaking.
Tributes have already started pouring in from other artists including J Balvin, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Chance The Rapper and Kanye West while hip hop mogul DJ Khaled tweeted: RIP TO MY BROTHER I LOVE YOU MAN THIS IS SOME SAD NEWS SO GUTTED YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATEST IN OUR CITY BROTHER WE GO WAY BACK KEEP ON RESTING IN PEACE.
In recent weeks Takeoff has expressed anger towards his bandmates. Earlier this week he posted a photo of himself with Quavo on Instagram captioned lost my brother today but i’ll always remember what we went thru. The post received thousands of likes and comments from fans expressing sadness over the loss.
It is still unclear whether or not there will be any repercussions to both Migos members following Takeoff’s death as some people suspect foul play but so far neither artist has spoken about it.
It’s not clear what led to the shooting, but TMZ reports that witnesses say Takeoff was shot multiple times. His death is being investigated as a homicide and police are looking for a grey Dodge Charger with tinted windows.
The 28-year-old rapper’s death is being investigated as a homicide and police are seeking a gray Dodge Charger with tinted windows. Known for songs such as Versace, Bad and Boujee and Look At My Dab, Takeoff is part of the trio Migos with Quavo and Offset.
Their first hit single, Versace, reached number 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013.
In 2016 they released their second album Culture which included the tracks T-Shirt and Bad & Boujee which peaked at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts respectively.
The group made headlines last year when they were involved in an altercation at Los Angeles International Airport where both Quavo and Offset were detained by airport security before eventually being released after it was determined they had no links to any illegal activity.
How did he die?
According to TMZ, Takeoff, the third member of Migos, along with Quavo and Offset, has been killed. Police report that a gunman pulled up alongside his vehicle and shot at it. He was shot on the spot and the police don’t have a clue who could be responsible for his death.
His hits include Versace and Bad and Boujee, which he produced with Quavo and Offset. He grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he met Quavo.
They later moved to Atlanta and formed the group Migos together with Offset. Their debut album Yung Rich Nation released in 2015 earned them three Grammy nominations at the 58th annual awards ceremony: Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Album of the Year .
In 2017, the rap trio became more popular after their song Bad and Boujee peaked at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
However, some critics claim that Migos‘ success came mostly from silly dance songs rather than lyrical prowess or social commentary.
Takeoff has been quietly putting out better music than most people would assume, wrote Complex’s Aaron Williams in March 2018.
He’s not just another guy behind verses—he actually cares about what he puts out there.In April this year, Quavo spoke about how each member of the trio had their own distinctive personality: Takeoff is very witty… You see him cracking jokes every day.