Drake lead tributes to Takeoff after Migos rapper was shot dead
Drake has paid tribute to slain rapper Takeoff, who died at the age of 28 in a shooting in Houston on Tuesday. Stars from the music industry have banded together to pay tribute to rapper Takeover, who was fatally shot on Tuesday morning.
The musician, who was a member of the Migos with Offset and Quavo, was shot dead after an altercation at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. He was only 28 years old.
The argument also injured a 23-year-old male and a 24-year-old female, according to the Houston Police Department. Now, tributes to the star, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, have poured in.
Drake, who appeared on the band’s hit song Walk It Talk It, was among those who left heartfelt messages. The Canadian superstar, 36, shared an image of himself onstage alongside Takeoff in a concert.
‘I got the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch,’ said Drake, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham. ‘That’s what I’ll focus on for now … rest easy space man Take [flight].’
Drake and Migos have had a long professional relationship, collaborating on songs such as 2021’s Having Our Way, 2018’s Walk It Talk It, and Drake’s 2013 remix of Migos’ Versace, which helped put the musical trio on the map.
The Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour, which ran for 43 dates across 19 cities and sold 678,410 tickets, grossed $79 million in 2018, according to Pollstar.