Migos’ Label Says Takeoff Was Killed By A “Stray Bullet” In Statement

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Quality Control Music has released a statement after Takeoff, member of Migos and Unc & Phew, was fatally shot in Houston early Tuesday.

Early Tuesday (November 1), Migos and Unc & Phew member Takeoff was shot and killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston. Yesterday evening, the rapper’s label, Quality Control Music, released a statement after Takeoff’s passing on social media, asking fans to “respect his family and friends as we continue to process this monumental loss.” In the statement, the label also blamed the rapper’s death on a “stray bullet,” saying that the “Senseless violence” has “taken another life from this world…”

Quality Control Music co-founder and CEO Pierre “P” Thomas also penned a tribute to Takeoff on Instagram.

“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,” Thomas wrote.

 

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Following the shooting, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner has called for help with identifying the gunman.

“I just want to say something to our city. Houston. And every brother and sister in the neighborhoods,” Finner said. “I’m calling you to action, to step up. There were 40 people at least at this event and people left possibly out of fear. I ask you one thing, and I want this to resonate with everybody. What if it was your brother, what if it was your son. You will want somebody to step up, so please step up.”

A number of people a part of the hip-hop community, from artists to media influencers, shared tributes to Takeoff amid news of his passing. Among them was Drake (who frequently collaborated with the Migos), who shared a picture of himself performing alongside Takeoff with the following caption: “I got the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch. That’s what I’ll focus on for now. Rest easy space man Take.”

 

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