Offset Posts Emotional Message to Late Rapper Takeoff

Offset misses his late friend Takeoff.

On Tuesday, Offset, 30, shared a photo of his cousin and Migos bandmate, who was killed in an early morning shooting on Nov. 1.

Paying tribute to Takeoff (real name Kirsnick Khari Ball), Offset wrote alongside the photo: “I miss everything about you, especially your smile.

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

“This morning at 02:34, police officers received a call that a shooting was in progress. Officers arrived a short time later — downtown location, Billiards & Bowling Alley. They came upon a man who was dead. That man has been identified as Kirsnick Ball, better known as Takeoff. He’s a member of the rap group Migos, from Atlanta,” Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference at the time.

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

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The takeoff was at a private party with fellow Migos rapper Quavo when an argument broke out. Quavo, 31, was not injured in the incident.

“There was a private party booked out for the event – after it ended a large group of people gathered at the front door area outside the building and that led to an argument where the shooting happened due to a disagreement,” said Sgt. Michael Arrington explained at the press conference.

“Many of the people who were there fled the scene and were not present to give a statement. We ask that they either call us at the Homicide Unit or if they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers. We’re looking for information right now — any videos, any information. We all need to send them to each other so we can resolve this issue. We are looking for anything to help us. We want to find justice for this family.”

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Offset first reacted to Takeoff’s death in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“Dear Taka, it doesn’t feel real to send you a mail like this… It still doesn’t feel real. I’ve been searching for the right words to say, but none are enough,” Offset wrote in part of the emotional post .

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

Quavo, who was Takeoff’s cousin, also shared emotional words about the loss on social media.

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

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

Several artists have since paid tribute to the Grammy-nominated star, who, along with Migos, is known for expanding hip-hop’s popularity in a triangle, scoring two No. 1 albums, including 2017. Culture and 2018 Culture II.


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