Offset pays tribute to Takeoff after his passing
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Offset has paid tribute to Takeoff by changing his profile picture to the rapper who died yesterday after being shot.
Migos rapper Takeoff - whose real name was Kirshnik Ball - was fatally shot in Houston, Texas, yesterday, police have said. He was just 28-years-old.
Following the news of his tragic death, Offset - who is one third of the platinum selling musicians Migos alongside Takeoff and Quavo - has changed his Instagram profile picture to a photo of the late rapper alongside a small white heart.
Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said his department received a call about a shooting in progress at around 2.30am on November 1.
Arriving at the scene, they found one man dead and two other people - a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman - with non-life threatening injuries.
At a press conference, Finner said: “I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston, and everyone spoke of what a great young man he is, how peaceful he is, what a great artist [Takeoff is].”
He went on to say Takeoff was ‘well respected and non-violent’, adding: “I would not expect him to be involved… We have no reason to believe that he was involved in anything criminal at the time.”
Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, was at the party but wasn't hurt in the shooting, while Offset was not there.
In a statement Takeoff’s record label Quality Control Music said he had been hit by a ‘stray bullet’.
In a post on Instagram, the record label said: “It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff.
“Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated.
“Please respect his family and friends as we all continue to process this monumental loss.”
Tributes have begun to pour in for the late rapper from across the industry.
Gucci Mane, who'd recently collaborated with Migos, shared a photo of Takeoff on Instagram, writing: "This broke my heart. Rest In Peace.”
Rapper Drake shared a photo of them pair of them on stage, alongside the caption: “I got the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch. That's what I'll focus on for now rest easy space man.”
While Ja Rule took to Twitter to write: "Rip Takeoff… this shit has to STOP… sending love to friends and family.”