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Offset misses his late friend takeoff.
On Tuesday, Offset, 30, posted a photo of his cousin and fellow Migos member, who was killed in an early morning shooting on Nov. 1.
In honor of Takeoff (real name Kirsnick Khari Ball), Offset wrote alongside the photo, “Missing everything about you especially that smile.”
Police earlier confirmed Tykov, the youngest member of the rap group, was shot dead outside a bowling alley in downtown Houston. He was 28 years old.
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This morning, at 2:34 a.m., officers received a call of a shooting in progress. Officers got there shortly thereafter — a downtown location, pool and bowling. They ran into a deceased male. This male was identified as Kirsnick Ball Police Chief Troy Fenner said at a news conference at the time: “Aka Tykov. He’s a member of the rap group Migos, out of Atlanta”.
“I got so many calls from Houston and outside of Houston. Everyone was talking about this wonderful young man, what a peace he is. What a great artist he is.”
Takeoff was at a private party with rapper Migos Quavo, when an altercation broke out. Quavo, 31, was not injured in the accident.
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“A private party was booked for the event – afterwards, a large group of people congregated in the front door area outside the building, and this led to an argument as a shooting took place over the dispute,” Sgt. Michael Arrington explained during the press conference.
“Many of the people who were there have fled the scene and are not committed to making a statement. We would ask that they either contact us at the Homicide department or if they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers. We are looking for any information at the moment – Any videos or any information. We all need to send them to us so we can resolve this case. We are looking for anything to help us. We want to find justice for this family.”
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Offset first reacted to Takeoff’s death in a touching Instagram post.
“Dear Take, I don’t feel like posting like this is real… I still don’t feel real. I’ve been searching for the right words to say, but nothing is enough,” Offset wrote in a portion of the emotional post.
He added, “I wish I could hug you one last time. Laugh one last time. Smoke one.” [sic] The last time. Do one last time. I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven right now. I hope you see how much we love and miss you. You left a hole in my heart that will never be filled.”
Quavo, Tykov’s uncle, also shared emotional words about the loss on social media.
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“This whole time, I was trying to figure out what you really were to me because my nephew wasn’t. We hated the word ‘nephew’ or when they said ‘Unc and Phew’ because we always knew we were so much closer than that and it made me feel like I moved on.” Age too,” Quavo wrote about his relationship with Takeoff.
“Now I finally got it…You are our angel watching over me and us the whole time in living form, making sure everyone feels loved and hugged while you are here and you make our dreams come true.”
Numerous artists have since paid tribute to the Grammy-nominated star, who, along with Migos, is best known for popularizing hip-hop’s triple flow and securing two No. 1 albums in the process, with 2017. culture and 2018 Culture II.
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