The Music quality control the family lost a third of their hit group Migos after Take off passed away on November 1, as the world mourned the rapper, QC and its CEO Pierre Thomas released statements addressing the untimely death, its cause, and respect for Takeoff’s family.
“It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Take Off. Senseless violence and a stray bullet have claimed another life in this world and we are devastated,” the record label said. “Please respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this tremendous loss.”
What Happened to Take Off?
QC’s statement is the first definitive answer the public has received about the rapper’s death. However, the origin of the stray bullet remains unclear. Several reports have gone viral on social media in the form of photos and videos of the moments before, during and after the shooting that went viral online.
On Tuesday (November 1), TMZ also released footage of Quavo engaging in a heated discussion with someone. Takeoff was standing a few feet away from him. Then someone said, “Yes, let’s go,” but a series of rapid movements take place that the camera barely captures. Seconds later, multiple warnings sounded.
The aftermath footage shows a disturbing scene of a distressed Quavo screaming near his nephew’s body on the ground. A pool of blood gathered near the rapper’s head as his group tried to move his body, then decided against it.
Police received a 911 call about a shooting at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston shortly after 2:30 a.m. local time. The plane that took off was presumed dead at the scene.
During a press conference Tuesday, the Houston Police Department asked those attending the private event “Stepped up” and provide information regarding the shooting. No suspects or arrests have been made at this time.
QC CEO denounces disagreements that lead to violence
Celebrities, including Drake, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Desiigner, The Game and Fivio Foreign, shared their condolences and grief yesterday. But strong words come from the man and executive who oversaw Takeoff’s musical popularity and influence. Within an hour of QC releasing a statement, CEO Pierre “P” Thomas spoke of his love for the deceased artist in a separate message.
“Young King @yrntakeoff I don’t know where to start but I want to say that anyone who knows me knows how much I love you and anyone who knows you knows that you definitely don’t deserve to die young so. We only get 1 life and once it’s over, there’s no coming back,” P wrote on Instagram.
Then, the CEO directed his words into the community. He denounced violence in disagreements and urged people to be mindful of what they shared online about Takeoff.
“So with that said, I want our community to remember that we don’t have to continue to lead to violence every time we disagree. It’s okay to love brothers and sisters. We are all guilty of self-hatred but I pray this never-ending cycle will one day change us all. We have a lot of memories to keep your name on,” wrote P. “As we mourn your loss, I pray that everyone understands what the family must have seen on the internet with negative videos and comments. This is someone’s child. Let them go through this process with peace and love. “
P ended his sentence with words of love for Takeoff, saying: “You’re from the stars, so I know you’ll be up there forever watching over us all.”