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Offset Posts Emotional Message to Late Rapper Takeoff

Shift misses his dead friend To take off.


On Tuesday, Offset, 30, shared a photo of his cousin and fellow Migos member, who was killed during an early morning recording on November 1.


Tribute to Takeoff (real name Kirsnick Khari Ball), Offset wrote alongside the image, “I miss everything about you, especially that smile.”


Takeoff, the youngest member of the rap trio, was shot dead outside a downtown Houston bowling alley, police previously confirmed. He was 28.





“At 2:34 a.m. this morning, officers received a call of a shooting. Officers arrived there shortly after — a downtown location, Billiards & Bowling Alley. They encountered a man who had died. That man has been identified as Kirsnick Ball, better known as Takeoff. He is a member of the rap group Migos, from Atlanta,” police chief Troy Finner said at a press conference at the time.


“I got a lot of calls from Houston and beyond. And everyone was talking about what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is. What a great artist.”


Takeoff was at a private party with fellow Migos rapper Quavowhen an altercation broke out. Quavo, 31, was not injured in the incident.




“A private party was booked for the event – then a large group of people gathered at the front door outside the building, and that led to an argument where the shooting took place from the disagreement,” Sgt. Michael Arrington explained during the press briefing.


“Many of the people who were there fled and didn’t stick around to give a statement. We ask them to call us at the homicide unit or, if they wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers. We are looking for information right now – videos, information. We need all of you to send it to us so we can solve this case. We are looking for anything that can help us. We want to find justice for this family.”

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Offset was the first to respond to Takeoff’s death in a heartfelt Instagram post.


“Dear Take, it doesn’t feel right posting you like this…. This still doesn’t feel like reality. I’ve searched for the right words to say, but none will do,” Offset wrote in part in the emotional mail.


He added, “I wish I could hug you one last time. Smile one last time. Smoke one [sic] last time. Run one last time. I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven right now. I hope you can see how much we love and miss you. You left a hole in my heart that will never be filled again.”


Quavo, who was Takeoff’s unclealso shared sentimental words about the loss on social media.


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“The whole time I’ve been trying to figure out what you really are to me because cousin wasn’t. We hated the word ‘cousin’ or when they said ‘Unc and Phew’ because we always knew we were much closer than that and I felt old too,” Quavo wrote of his relationship with Takeoff.


“Now I finally get it…you are OUR angel watching me and watching us in living form all the time, making sure EVERYONE FEEDED YOUR LOVE AND HUGS while you here and you made our dreams come true.”

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Several artists have since paid tribute to the Grammy-nominated star, who, along with Migos, is known for further popularizing the hip-hop triplet stream and scoring two No. 1 albums in the process, with 2017’s Culture and that of 2018 Culture II.

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