Celebrities Keke Palmer, Lecrae, Teyana Taylor, and others respond to the shooting that killed the rapper Takeoff
Rapper Takeoff was shot to death, and the hip-hop scene is mourning his loss. The 28-year-old, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed early on Tuesday morning in Houston, Texas, according to investigators.
According to Houston police, no suspects have been detained in the killing, which happened outside a bowling alley after a private party. Investigators are pleading with any witnesses who may have information to come forward.
Takeoff was a part of the renowned rap group Migos. Following his passing, tributes flooded social media.
It’s all really awful, and I’m sorry for his entire family and everyone else he affected. Really awful,” commented actress and television personality Keke Palmer on Instagram.
Lecrae, a Christian rapper, and author tweeted: “No hot takes. nothing profound to say. Just sad to hear of the death of another rapper, son, brother, and friend. God bless everyone who is experiencing loss.
When Biggie and ‘Pac was assassinated, sports journalist Jemele Hill tweeted, “I was in college and felt there was no chance we’d ever experience anything remotely similar to that again. Now that it happens so frequently, there is almost any time for recovery before another person is slain. Takeoff, RIP.
Teyana Taylor, a musician, and actress posted a picture of the late rapper to Instagram along with the message, “Help tell me this is just a horrible dream pleaseeeeeee I don’t want to believe this little bro please.”
Chole Bailey, an actress, and singer tweeted “RIP Takeoff. My heart is shattered.
Jake Paul, a popular social media user, and professional boxer tweeted his thoughts and urged young people to “put down the firearms and pick up some boxing gloves to settle your disputes.”