Rapper Takeoff shot and killed in Houston

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Takeoff, the mononymous rapper who was one-third of the popular hip hop group Migos, has been shot and killed in Houston,TMZ reports. He was 28.

Police responded to a call at around 2:30 in the morning on Tuesday that a man had been shot at a bowling alley in Houston, according to TMZ. Takeoff — whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball — was reportedly playing dice with his uncle, Migos member Quavo, "when an altercation broke out" and a suspect opened fire.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan worked as a culture writer at The Week from 2018 to 2023, covering the entertainment industry, including film reviews, television recaps, awards season, the box office, major movie franchises and Hollywood gossip. He has written about film and television for outlets including Bloody Disgusting, Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Heavy and The Celebrity Cafe.