New Delhi: Grammy nominated rapper Takeoff of the Atlanta-based hip hop group Migos, has been shot dead at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. The incident took place on Tuesday as per reports by TMZ. The rapper, aged 28, was shot dead at 2.30am.
According to TMZ, the incident took place after an argument over a dice game, when someone at the scene open fired. It quoted one of the eyewitnesses as saying that Rapper Takeoff was shot “either in the head or near his head”. The rapper was pronounced dead on the spot.
Fox5 said in a report that around 50 people were present at the bowling alley at the time of the shooting. The report further said that two other people were injured in the incident and are being treated at a local hospital.
No information has been released by the police so far about the suspects.
Meanwhile, as per the Fox5 report, hours before the shooting, Takeoff had posted a photo on his Instagram story of himself at the bowling alley. He had released the music video of his new song “Messy” the day before.
The Atlanta-based Migos came to limelight after their viral 2013 hit “Versace,” which Drake remixed.
The trio, managed by hip hop powerhouse Coach K, is considered widely influential in bringing contemporary Southern trap, a popular and influential rap sub-genre, to the rap mainstream.
Following their debut album “Yung Rich Nation” in 2015, they debuted atop the Billboard top albums short with their sophomore album “Culture.”
Rapper Takeoff was born in June 18, 1994. He is a member of Migos along with Quavo, his uncle, and Offset, his first cousin. Offset is married to fellow rapper Cardi B.