Celebs and fans alike, many one in the same, took to Twitter to express their sadness over the Migos’ rapper’s untimely death.
In one moving video, fellow rapper Desiigner cried on Instagram live upon learning of Takeoff’s murder.
“Why, why why, why do we do this?” he cried. “I’m done, I’m done rapping.”
Desiigner cries on IG live after hearing Takeoff got killed 💔 pic.twitter.com/X366lYhclr
— CultureMillennials (@CultMillennials) November 1, 2022
Former ESPN host and currently sports journalist Jemele Hill wrote she “was in college when Biggie and ‘Pac were killed and thought there was no way we’d ever experience anything remotely close to that again.”
“Now it’s happening so frequently that you barely have time to recover before someone else is killed. RIP Takeoff,” Hill went on to say.
I was in college when Biggie and ‘Pac were killed and thought there was no way we’d ever experience anything remotely close to that again. Now it’s happening so frequently that you barely have time to recover before someone else killed. RIP Takeoff.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 1, 2022
Yung Miami kept it short and sweet, writing “Damn takeoff” followed by three broken heart emojis.
Damn takeoff 💔💔💔
— Yung Miami (@YungMiami305) November 1, 2022
Ja Rule also took to Twitter to express his thoughts, tweeting “RIP Takeoff… this s*** has to STOP… sending love to friends and family.”
Rip Takeoff… this shit has to STOP… sending love to friends and family 🕊🙏🏾
— Ja Rule (@jarule) November 1, 2022
Legendary rap music video director Cole Bennett too kept it short and simple, offering “RIP Takeoff” alongside a prayer hand emoji.
rip takeoff 🙏
— Cole Bennett (@_ColeBennett_) November 1, 2022
Tami Roman wrote she was “heartbroken” over Takeoff’s death.
Heartbroken! RIP #TakeOff
— IG: @TamiRoman (@TamiRoman) November 1, 2022
Power 106 wrote “we are sending our prayers to the family of the late Takeoff during this incredibly difficult time.”
“Gone way too soon but we will continue to keep his legacy uplifted. Thank you for sharing your moments with us while you were here.”
We are sending our prayers to the family of the late Takeoff during this incredibly difficult time. Gone way too soon but we will continue to keep his legacy uplifted. Thank you for sharing your moments with us while you were here.🕊🙏🏽🕊 #RIP
📹: @Drinkchamps pic.twitter.com/I2OlynpuM3
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) November 1, 2022
The folks at Power 105.1 and The Breakfast Club tweeted:
“We celebrated the life of #TakeOff. ‘If you’d don’t get you’d credit, if you work hard, it will show itself!'” the station tweeted in reference to the rapper asking for his flowers in a recent appearance on Drink Champs.
— Power 105.1 (@Power1051) November 1, 2022
Rapper LeCrae took a more subdued approach to the tragic news.
“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,” he tweeted.
— Lecrae (@lecrae) November 1, 2022
Rapper Rae Sremmurd offered his condolences with a simple “RIP Takeoff.”
RIP Takeoff 🕊
— Rae Sremmurd (@RaeSremmurd) November 1, 2022
Bleacher Report Wrestling posted two photos of Takeoff after an appearance with Migos in WWE earlier this year.
RIP Takeoff 🙏 pic.twitter.com/39Dn7ufKy7
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) November 1, 2022
Rubi Rose wrote “Rest In Peace Takeoff” with a rose emoji.
Rest in peace Takeoff🌹
— Rubi Rose (@RubiRose) November 1, 2022
Rolling Loud, where Takeoff had previously played with his Migos’ bandmates, offered a simple “LOVE LIVE TAKEOFF” followed by prayer hands.
LONG LIVE TAKEOFF 🙏
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) November 1, 2022
Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was 28 years old and one-third of the hit rap group Migos.
The artist was in Houston with fellow Migos rapper Quavo on November 1 when the tragic killing occurred. Authorities received a call after 2:30 a.m. local time about a man shot at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.
Here’s What We Know About The Fatal Shooting
According to TMZ, Takeoff and Quavo were engaged in a dice game with a few others when an altercation began. At some point during that, someone opened fire, and Takeoff was shot in or near the head, per TMZ sources. Officials pronounced the 28-year-old dead on the scene.
Video footage online shows Takeoff lying on the floor as Quavo and others surround him. Quavo and the additional men reportedly attempted to move Takeoff’s body, but the former Migos artist, instead, chose to yell for help.