Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead in Houston at 28

Written by on 1 November 2022

Rapper Takeoff, from the chart-topping group Migos, has been shot dead at the age of 28 in Houston, Texas.

The star was killed at a bowling alley where he was playing dice with his uncle and bandmate, Quavo, on Tuesday.

Migos were one of the most influential groups of their generation.  The shooting took place at about 02:30 local time on a balcony outside the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley.

Police said 40 to 50 guests had been at a private party when someone opened fire. Security guards in the area heard the shots but did not see who fired the gun.

When they arrived, officers said they found a large crowd and a man in his twenties with a gunshot wound to the head or neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Takeoff, who was the youngest member of the band, released a solo album, The Last Rocket, in 2018 before Migos reunited to record Culture III in 2021.

The band split up earlier this year after a disagreement with Offset.

“We stand on real deal loyalty, and sometimes that… ain’t displayed,” Quavo told the Big Facts podcast earlier this year. “This ain’t got nothing to do with no label, no paperwork, no QC, nothing. This got something to do with the three brothers.”

Takeoff and Quavo continued as a duo, releasing an album, Only Built For Infinity Links, which reached number seven in the US charts last month.

Shortly before Takeoff’s death, the pair had released a Halloween-themed video for their single Messy.


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