The unexpected death of Kirshnic Khari Ball, better known as TakeOff, shook not only the hip-hop community but the world.
HOUSTON — Wednesday marks one year since well-known rapper TakeOff, one part of the Atlanta group Migos, was shot and killed at a party in 2022.
Since then, the family of TakeOff, whose legal name is Kirsnick Khari Tiquon Ball, has entered a lawsuit against the owners of a downtown Houston bowling alley where their loved one died.
It stated that venue owners failed to provide screenings and after-hours security and, thus, “breached their duty” owed to TakeOff by “failing to exercise ordinary care to keep the premises safe.”
The man accused of killing Migos rapper TakeOff, Patrick Clark, has been indicted by a Harris County grand jury on murder charges, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
When it comes to the music group themselves, Quavo and Offset have performed together since TakeOff’s death; the first time was in September. The now duo performed the hit “Bad and Boujee,” using a backdrop of TakeOff.
Beyond music, Quavo has become a force in gun rights activism. He met privately with some powerful political figures, including Vice President Kamala Harris, then later spoke on a panel about combating the issue during the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington in September.
“You don’t think nothing is going to happen,” Quavo said at the conference. “I need to step up to the plate and hit a home run. I have to do something about it so it won’t happen to the masses — especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to the next person. I want to knock down these percentages.”
Back at home in Georgia, several murals went up in honor of the rapper, with one being painted along the Atlanta BeltLine.
“It was just something for Atlanta; it’s part of the culture,” Armondo Monoletti, the artist, said. “I wanted to really capture his essence and give something that this city can honor and truly appreciate.”