Following the news of Migos member Takeoff‘s death, Desiigner announced that he is done with rap.
On Tuesday (Nov. 1), the rapper tearfully went on Instagram Live after learning about the tragic news. “Why? Why do we f**king do this?” Desiigner yells. “I swear to God, this s**t ain’t nothing, I’m done rapping. This version of me is done,” he says as he points to his diamond plaque for his hit single “Panda.”
He continues while sobbing, “Y’all took Takeoff, bro. It’s done. Y’all wanted it, it’s over. Y’all killed Takeoff…I can’t even call [Quavo]. I can’t even call Offset. I can’t even call none of these ni**a. Yo, [DJ] Durel…”
Towards the end of the Instagram Live session, the 25-year-old Brooklyn native also paid tribute to other falling soldiers. “I’m done. I can’t live like this no more. R.I.P. [PnB] Rock, R.I.P. Takeoff, R.I.P. Nipsey [Hussle], R.I.P. Biggie, R.I.P. everybody, bro.” He also took to his Instagram Story and he wrote, “I’m done rapping” with two prayer hands and fingers crossed emojis.
As previously reported by HOT 97, Takeoff was fatally shot in Texas at a bowling alley called 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston 2:30 this morning. According to TMZ, the Atlanta rapper was killed following an altercation during a dice game, which resulted in someone opening fire. According to Houston law enforcement, two other people were also hit during the shooting and taken to a local hospital in “private vehicles.” Their conditions are unknown. Takeoff, who was only 28-years-old, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, is the nephew of Quavo, and cousin to Offset. In 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, the trio came together to form the group Migos. They rose to fame for their hit single “Versace,” in which Drake hopped on the remix in 2013. They released four studio albums together. In 2016, they went No. 1 on Billboard for their hit single “Bad and Boujee.”
In 2018, Takeoff released his solo album The Last Rocket. Most recently, him and Quavo released a project as the duo, “Unc & Phew.” They released their latest music video for the single “Messy,” on Monday (Oct. 31).