As the artist’s death is still being mourned, new details about his death have emerged.
Takeoff, one-third of the platinum-selling rap group Migos, was shot and killed at a private party in Houston, Texas, early Tuesday.
He was 28.
The manner of death was listed as homicide by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office, with “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into the arm” as the cause of death.
In addition, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were injured. The homicide division’s Sgt. Michael Arrington told reporters on Tuesday that they were both fine.
Takeoff’s shooting death is the latest high-profile death of a hip-hop artist. He was known as the quiet, low-key member of his group, which included his uncle Quavo.
Offset, his former groupmate, and longtime friend have not spoken publicly about Takeoff’s death, but he changed the avatar on his verified Instagram account to a photo of Takeoff with a white heart on Wednesday.
Drake, Gucci Mane, Machine Gun Kelly, and Beyoncé have all paid tribute to the slain artist, with the latter changing the landing page of her website to a photo of him.
Takeoff appeared to be aware of the potential dangers that rappers may face.
During a recent episode of the “Drink Champs” podcast, he and Quavo discussed their new album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” with hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN.
Security and the murders of fellow musicians Pop Smoke and PnB Rock “You have to be careful with social media now,” Takeoff said.
“You have to be careful what you post because, even if you’re just trying to show off and show your fans things, it’s the people who follow and watch you who have bad intentions and don’t want the best for you.” “They look at your page and see you every day,” he explained. “That’s why I don’t really post like that, or if I do, it’s after I’ve left the location.” Do you think I’m at a location because I post tomorrow or the next day? But I’m already at the crib.”
Authorities are asking witnesses to come forward and provide information in order for the person or people responsible to be apprehended.