Kanye West shows love to Migos following Takeoff’s death

On Tuesday, November 1st, Takeoff was shot dead in Huston while attending a private party with Quavo, his uncle and bandmate.

Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28 years old.

A dispute broke out, allegedly following a dice game. Several videos were shared from the incident, including one that showed Quavo arguing with an unidentified man while Takeoff stood behind him. Another video shows Quavo trying to leave the situation just seconds before a fight breaks out and bullets are fired. Takeoff was declared dead at the scene.

The news of Takeoff’s passing shocked and devastated the entire hip-hop community. Many rappers paid respect to the late artist on social media, including Drake, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Designer, Snoop Dogg, and others.

The investigation is still ongoing, and no suspects have been arrested. Huston Police Chief, Troy Finner, urged witnesses to come forward with information regarding the incident.

Police and other rappers have advised fans to delete graphic footage of the event that have been circulating online. One clip, in particular, depicts a distraught Quavo kneeling over Takeoff’s lifeless body, sobbing and attempting to help his nephew.

Metro Boomin, who produced Migos’ popular song “Bad and Boujee,” posted a lengthy tribute to Takeoff on Twitter.

“Take was a selfless and truly standup human being,” he wrote. “Someone I could call my brother with the most confidence. His light was so bright and you could feel god shining through him. […] I can’t really put into words how bright and warming of a genuine soul he was. Music brought us together 10 years ago but played a small role in our friendship and brotherhood overall.”

Metro Boomin also took aim at those who upload recordings from the scene in his message.

“It’s sick how barbaric, desensitized, and insensitive we have become where pictures and video of someone’s son lying deceased can be shared around online like he doesn’t have a mother or family who could see those things and be haunted by it forever.”

Ye, formally known as Kanye West, also paid respects to Takeoff on social media by uploading photos of Migos.

Last night, Kanye shared an image of himself, Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset from Donda Listening Party with the caption “Love Forever.”

Just a few minutes after the initial picture, Ye uploaded another black and white photo of Migos with the caption “Family.”

Offset and Quavo have yet to comment on the incident. Yesterday, Offset updated his Instagram profile image to Quavo’s and his Twitter profile picture to Migos’.