Offset, Drake, Gucci Mane, Kanye West, 21 Savage, Beyoncé, and More Pay Tribute to Takeoff

Members of the hip-hop community and beyond took to social media to pay tribute to Takeoff, after the Migos rapper was shot dead in Houston on Tuesday.

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Takeoff, one-third of the Migos, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning, and members of the hip-hop community have taken to social media to mourn the loss of the Atlanta rapper.

According to TMZ’s report, local police in Houston, Texas were notified of a shooting “shortly after 2:30 a.m.” at a local bowling alley where a dice game had taken place. An altercation reportedly broke out at this time, followed by shots fired, though more details weren’t immediately available.

Local news outlet KPRC-TV shared statements from the Houston Police Department that claimed: “an identity of the deceased victim” would not be confirmed at the time. HPD added that two other victims had been taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for injuries, and confirmed the Unc & Phew duo were present at the scene of the shooting.

Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, had just joined forces with his Quavo for their first joint album together Only Built for Infinity Links. Migos wrapped its critically lauded Culture trilogy with Culture III last June, and Take released his lone solo album The Last Rocket four years ago tomorrow.

“On a lot of the Migos records, [Takeoff] would anchor the song,” Quavo told Complex last month. “Now on a lot of these records, he comes in and is popping off. We are setting up alley-oops like Trae Young and John Collins!”

Complex has reached out to HPD for comment, as well as to a rep for Takeoff. 

Following news of his death, members of the hip-hop community took to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper. Tyler, the Creator, Gucci Mane, and Rae Sremmurd were just some of the notable figures to express their shock and sadness over the rapper’s sudden death. While Offset has yet to share a statement, he changed his Instagram avatar to a photo of Takeoff.

See the tributes below. 

offset changes IG avatar to picture of takeoff


Rest In Power, Takeoff. 🤍

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) November 2, 2022





tyler the creator takeoff



TakeOff forever Legendary

— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) November 2, 2022


R.I.P. @1YoungTakeoff 💔

— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 1, 2022


RIP Takeoff 💔💔💔
my heart is broken

— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) November 1, 2022


RIP Takeoff 🕊

— Rae Sremmurd (@RaeSremmurd) November 1, 2022



rip takeoff 🙏

— Cole Bennett (@_ColeBennett_) November 1, 2022


No hot takes. No profound thoughts. Just sad that another rapper, son, brother, and friend has been killed. God be with all those who feel the loss. #TakeOff #MIGOS

— Lecrae (@lecrae) November 1, 2022


It goes without saying that I’m broken hearted and confused this morning. But I have to say Take is a one of a kind friend that would always acknowledge you, always make sure you was good and would always tell you keep God first. Man I wish I had more times to see u on this earth

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 1, 2022


travis scott reacts to news of Takeoff's death on IG.



— King Of R&B (@Jacquees) November 1, 2022


RIP Takeoff this is too sad… that man never bothered anyone. And he was a damn good rapper. Fuck.

— Good Bunny (@atrak) November 1, 2022


this makes no sense. i’m heartbroken. @1YoungTakeoff gone at 28 🙏🏼

— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) November 1, 2022




extremely important music
thank you for what you gave us and rest in power takeoff 💜

— playing w/ fire out now (@redveil) November 1, 2022


Damn takeoff 💔💔💔

— Yung Miami (@YungMiami305) November 1, 2022


Smoking one for takeoff 🛫

— lil duval (@lilduval) November 1, 2022


Rip Takeoff… this shit has to STOP… sending love to friends and family 🕊🙏🏾

— Ja Rule (@jarule) November 1, 2022


Rest In Peace @1YoungTakeoff! 🙏🏻

— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) November 1, 2022


Rest in peace Takeoff🌹

— Rubi Rose (@RubiRose) November 1, 2022


RIP Takeoff

— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) November 1, 2022


Oh my God…rest in peace Takeoff…I can’t believe that..omg…

— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) November 1, 2022


Rest In Peace Takeoff 🙏🏽 my condolences 💐 to his family and close friends,very dope artist gone too soon.

— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) November 1, 2022


My good brother @1YoungTakeoff you are loved.

The Universe will protect you on your journey beloved.

You spread love and kept chill at all times.

In your memory we will try to do the same.

— the Old Man Ebro (@oldmanebro) November 1, 2022


Pray for Quavo.. He a Aries I kno he takin this shit hard.

— Fivio Foreign (@FivioForeign) November 1, 2022


Rip takeoff

— blueface (@bluefacebleedem) November 1, 2022


Long live takeoff shit krazy out here

— WeGotLondonOnDaTrack (@LondonOnDaTrack) November 1, 2022


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