Migos rapper ‘Takeoff’ has been killed at a shooting in Houston


U.S. rapper Takeoff, 28, has been killed in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the Grammy-nominated trio Migos.

The musician, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was the only fatality in the shooting. Two others were injured and taken to hospital.

No arrests have been announced and police have not yet confirmed the motive for the shooting.

Who are Migos?

Migos is a popular hip-hop group from Atlanta, Georgia, and was comprised of rappers Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

According to The New York Times, Migos “helped define Atlanta’s ever-evolving, influential rap sound”. BBC called Migos “one of the most influential groups of their generation, pioneering a style of rapping in choppy, staccato triplets known as the ‘Migos flow'”.

Their hits include Stir Fry, Versace, and Walk It Talk It. The trio announced a split earlier this year.

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