Takeoff (real name – Kirshnik Khari Ball) was an American rapper best known for being a member of the hip-hop trio “Migos.” The other members of the trio are his 1st cousin once removed ‘Offset’ and his uncle ‘Quavo’.
Takeoff started rapping in the year 2008 along with Offset and Quavo. Initially, they were performing under the stage name “Polo Club” but ultimately changed their name to “Migos.” On August 25, 2011, they first released a mixtape titled Juug Season and then the mixtape No Label, on the ist of June 2012. In the year 2013, they became prominent after releasing their single “Versace” which reached its highest point on the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 99. In the 7th grade, he began creating beats and rhythms, but he didn’t begin producing music professionally until 2011.
They released their first album, Yung Rich Nation, in July 2015 and it featured guest appearances from Young Thug and Chris Brown, as well as production from Murda Beatz and Zaytoven. On the Billboard 200, the album peaked at no. 17. In the year 2016, the trio “Migos” released their no. 1 single “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2017 and RIAA – the Recording Industry Association of America certified the song 4 times platinum. However, Takeoff is not credited or featured in that song because he was busy during the recording time.
“Culture” was their 2nd studio album and was released on January 27, 2017, and it peaked at no.1 on the United States Billboard 200. In July 2017, the album also achieved platinum certification in the nation. Migos released “Culture II” on January 26, 2018, and it also peaked at no.1 on Billboard 200. When it comes to his education, he was a graduate of Berkmar High School.
Takeoff was 28 years old as of 2022. He was born on June 18, 1994, in Houston, Texas, United States.
He stood at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
He was raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States with his mother, along with family members Offset and Quavo. There is no information about his father and siblings.
He was neither married nor engaged to anyone. However, there are rumors that he was linked romantically to Lakeya Darshay, Rubi Rose, and Dream Doll throughout his time in the spotlight.
Takeoff Net Worth
He had an annual net worth of $26 Million.
Takeoff was shot dead on November 1, 2022, at 2:40 am CST while he was playing dice with his uncle Quavo at 810 Billiards & Bowling, a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. His death was pronounced on the scene. Quavo was however not injured. Takeoff posted a selfie pic from the bowling alley, just a few hours before the shooting. His uncle Quavo had posted a video the previous night, driving around Houston with an American music executive and promoter, James Prince, who was celebrating his birthday.
According to statements made by Houston Police Department, there were two other victims who were taken to hospitals in private vehicles. Also, there were other people who suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the shooting. The police department also stated that they would not release any identity of the deceased victim until his family gets notified and there should also be ID verification from Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Takeoff Atlanta Flight Incident
After Takeoff was asked to be taken off a Delta Air Lines flight before taking off from Atlanta to Des Moines, Iowa, on July 7, 2017. This was just after he declined to move his bag from the floor to an overhead storage bin.
Sexual Assault Allegations
It was announced on April 2, 2021, that the office of the Los Angeles District Attorney would not file any criminal charges against Takeoff because the evidence was not sufficient. The proceedings of the civil suit court are still in progress.
Shortly after the announcement of Takeoff by the Houston Police, other celebrities such as Teyana Taylor, Wiz Khalifa, Almighty Jay, Keri Hilson, Lil Pump, Rich the Kid, and many others showed their condolences through their social media accounts. In a concert in Finland, 50 Cent (Rapper) announced a moment of silence in honor of Takeoff.