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Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as Takeoff, was an American 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.
Migos’ 2013 hit “Versace” went viral and peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100.
He started making beats and developing rhythms in the seventh grade, but did not start producing music professionally until 2011.
On August 5, 2020, news broke that Takeoff was named as the perpetrator in a civil lawsuit filed by a female victim on charges of “sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, gender violence, and interference with civil rights” at a June 2020 party in Los Angeles.
On November 1, 2022, Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston, Texas.
Kirshnik Khari Ball Early Life
Kirshnik Khari Ball was born on June 18, 1994, in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was raised in Lawrenceville by his mother, along with family members Quavo and Offset.
Kirshnik Khari Ball Career
Takeoff started his musical career with his family members, Quavo and Offset in 2008.
The group started performing with the stage name “Polo Club” before they changed their name to Migos.
The trio released a full-length mixtape project, Juug Season in 2011 and they followed it up with another mixtape, No Label in 2012.
The group attained prominence in 2013 after they released their single “Versace”.
The single was remixed by Drake and it leaked at number 30 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
They released their debut studio album Yung Rich Nation in 2015. The album recorded the appearance of Chris Brown and Young Thug, and production from Zaytoven and Murda Beatz.
The album ranked number 13 on the Billboard 200.
Migos dropped a single “Bad and Boujee” in 2016. The album featured Lil Uzi Vert and it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of January 21, 2017.
The group released their second album, Culture, in 2017. The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200.
Additionally, the album also moved 131,000 album-equivalent units, including 44,000 copies sold, during its first week of release. It also achieved platinum certification in July 2017.
The album was followed by another album Culture II, in January 2018 and it also debuted at number one on the billboard 200 and it moved 199,000 equivalent units, including 38,000 copies sold, in its first week of release.
- The Last Rocket
- Collaborative albums
- Only Built for Infinity Links
- (with Quavo)
- Extended plays
- Culture III (Takeoff’s Way)
- Last Memory
- The Last Rocket
- Too Blessed
- All Time High
- Hotel Lobby
- Us vs. Them
- Nothing Changed
Takeoff Cause of Death
On November 1, 2022, Takeoff was shot and killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Police Department reported that a fatal shooting had taken place at 2:40 am CST, and that the victim was found dead on arrival while two other victims were “taken in private vehicles to hospitals’ ‘.
Although police would not initially identify the victim, Takeoff’s representative confirmed his death to the Associated Press.
Takeoff’s uncle, Quavo, who was present during the shooting, was not injured.
Takeoff was in a relationship with Dreamdoll. He has also been entangled with models Hearher Rose and Rubi Rose.
Takeoff Net Worth
Takeoff was an American rapper. He has an estimated net worth of $2 millions.