It has only been one day since Takeoff, an integral member of the Migos, was gunned down during a dice game at a Houston, Texas, bowling alley. Fans who mourned the 28-year-old Atlanta rapper were soon joined by his fellow entertainers — who shared their pain online.
“I’m done, I’m done, I’m done,” said rapper Desiigner during a tearful Instagram Live session in which he vowed to leave the hip-hop industry for good, per The Independent. “I’m done [with] rap.”
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, introduced a whole new delivery style of rap that rapidly became a mainstream staple, according to The New York Times. He formed Migos in 2011 with rappers Offset and his uncle Quavo — who was present at the shooting.
“I was in college when Biggie and ’Pac were killed and thought there was no way we’d ever experience anything remotely close to that again,” tweeted Jemele Hill, a reporter for The Atlantic. “Now it’s happening so frequently that you barely have time to recover before someone else is killed. RIP Takeoff.”