Migos’ Label Breaks Silence on Takeoff’s Death, Says He Was Struck by ‘Stray Bullet’
2nd November 2022

Quality Control releases a statement on the ‘MotorSport’ emcee’s passing, while fellow hip-hop artists such as Drake, The Game, Rick the Kid and Boosie pay tribute to the late rapper.

AceShowbizMigos‘ label Quality Control Music has broken its silence on its artist Takeoff‘s death. In a statement released on Tuesday, November 1, it confirmed that the rapper was killed in a shooting but he was not the actual target.

“It is with broken hears and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” the statement read. Condemning “senseless violence,” the label said the one-third of Migos was struck by “a stray bullet.”

“Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated,” the statement continued to read. “Please respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this monumental loss.”

Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas added in his own statement posted on Instagram, “Young King @yrntakeoff I don’t know where to begin but I want to say that anybody that knows me knows how much I love you and anybody that knows you knows that you definitely didn’t deserve to die at such a young age.”

Asking people to stop violence, he implored, “I want our community to remember that we don’t have to continue to result to violence every time there is a disagreement. It’s ok to love your brother and sister. We all have been guilty of self hate but I pray this never ending cycle will some day change us all.”

P continued paying tribute to Takeoff, “We have so many memories to keep your name alive. As we mourn your lost I pray that everyone please be understanding to what the family has to see on the internet with the videos and negative comments. This is somebody’s child. Let them get thru this process with peace and love. You came from the stars so I know you will forever be up there watching down on all of us. I will forever love you.”

It was originally reported that Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were playing dice at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas when an altercation broke out. A video obtained by TMZ showed Quavo being involved in an argument before someone opened fire.

When officers arrived, they found a large crowd and a man with a gunshot wound to the head or neck. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not identified the gunman and are asking for witnesses to “step up” with more information to help catch the perpetrator.

Meanwhile, tributes have poured in from the hip-hop community. Drake posted on Instagram, “rest easy space man Take.” T.I. said his “heart hurts so much for the family & the entire team behind the tragic loss of a true legend.”

DJ Khaled sent his “sincere and deepest condolences to” Takeoff’s family and close ones. “Takeoff is an incredible man and a beautiful people all around,” the DJ/record executive remembered the Migos star. “[Takeoff’s] energy was always beautiful filled wit so much love and so much great energy. We love you brother. Sending prayers, love and blessings.”

Calling Takeoff “one of the koolest n***as in this whole s**t,” The Game lamented how “this rap s**t getting real weird.” Meek Mill called the tragedy “tragic,” while Rich the Kid posted a series of photos of him with Takeoff.

“Today I lost more than a brother,” he wrote. “My twin my best friend everything, I don’t wanna believe it I can’t. The most humble person I know we used to share shoes & clothes before we made it with no problem! I miss you already you didn’t deserve that!! i can’t stop crying I love you so much bro forever.” He added in a Story, “My best friend my brother, I don’t want to believe this I love you so much I’m sorry.”

Boosie Badazz (Lil Boosie) said in a video, “This rap s**t wack.” SZA echoed the sentiment, “This Takeoff s**t so weird .. I’m genuinely creeped out by the world . I cried . God bless that man’s spirit his family and friends . SUCH A TALENTED SOUL .. ion understand.”

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian also weighed in, tweeting, “This is so sad. Wow! over what?? May God cover everyone who is in pain. These senseless acts have got to end. So so sad.”

Rich Ross, Blueface, Jas Prince and Desiigner were among others who are mourning Takeoff’s death.

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