Media Take Out got some more disturbing details surrounding the murder of Migos member, Takeoff.
According to a person who was at the scene, Quavo was involved in a dice game with a group of men. During the game, Quavo lost a lot of money – about $100,000.
The witness told Media Take Out, “Quavo was down about $100 [thousand] and tried to win it back. He didn’t have any more cash on him, so they were rolling for [Quavo’s] diamond [chains].”
What happened next wasn’t clear. Before the final roll was completed, Quavo and the man began arguing over how the man was rolling.
The witness explained, “All of a sudden Quavo turned up, and everyone started arguing.”
Media Take Out confirmed that multiple guns were pulled, on both sides and shots rang out. Online speculation was that Takeoff was hit accidentally, by friendly fire – but our witness could neither confirm or deny it.
The witness continued, “Guns came out and people started shooting. I don’t know who fired [the bullet that killed Takeoff]. I don’t know that anyone knows. People just started running, and it was [chaos].”
Houston police confirmed that Takeoff was hit with multiple bullets, one fatally in the head. By all accounts, Takeoff was neither involved in the dice game, nor in the argument that ensued afterwards.
Takeoff was an extremely talented rapper. He was best known as a member of the hip hop trio Migos along with his uncle Quavo and first cousin once removed, Offset. The Migos changed hip hop with their debut 2013 hit “Versace” that went viral and peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Takeoff loved music and started making beats and developing rhythms in the seventh grade, but did not start producing music professionally until 2011.