Takeoff Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Takeoff was an American rapper born on June 18, 1994, and he was murdered on November 1, 2022, at the age of 28. He was the youngest member of the hip-hop group Migos alongside his uncle Quavo and their close associate Offset. The group achieved several top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry,” “Walk It Talk It,” and “Bad and Boujee” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Takeoff also earned two Grammy Award nominations.

Full NameKirsnick Khari Ball
Date of BirthJune 18, 1994
DiedNov 1, 2022
Place of BirthLawrenceville, Georgia, USA
OccupationRapper, Songwriter
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Net Worth$26 million

Takeoff  Early life

Takeoff Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Kirsnick Khari Ball known by his stage name Takeoff born on June 18, 1994, in Lawrenceville Georgia, was raised by his mother Titania Davenport. He grew up with his family members Quavo and Offset. Ball began experimenting with beats and rhythms in seventh grade but didn’t enter the professional music scene until 2011. That year Quavo and Offset released the mixtape Juug Season marking the start of their journey as the hip hop trio Migos.

Career

Takeoff Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Takeoff along with Quavo and Offset started their rap career in 2008. Is known as Polo Club they later changed their name to Migos. They released their first full project a mixtape called Juug Season on August 25, 2011, followed by No Label on June 1, 2012.

Migos gained fame with their single “Versace” in 2013 which got a boost when Canadian rapper Drake remixed it. Their debut album Yung Rich Nation came out on July 31, 2015, featuring Chris Brown and Young Thug. It reached number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In 2016, Migos hit number one on the charts with “Bad and Boujee” by Lil Uzi Vert. The song went four times platinum. Despite being in the background of the music video Takeoff wasn’t credited on the track due to other commitments.

Their second album “Culture” released on January 27, 2017, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 selling 131000 units in the first week. It achieved platinum status by July 2017. Culture II followed on January 26, 2018, also debuting at number 1.

After “Culture II,” Takeoff announced his solo project “The Last Rocket” released on November 2, 2018. Migos’ fourth album “Culture III” came out on June 11, 2021, their last album during Takeoff’s lifetime.

In October 2022, rumors of Migos breaking up circulated amid reports involving Quavo and Offset. Following this Quavo and Takeoff released a joint album “Only Built for Infinity Links” on October 7, 2022, just 25 days before Takeoff passed away.

Net Worth

Takeoff had an estimated net worth of $26 Million at the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Takeoff’s net worth was mainly built through his music career. He earned money from album sales, streaming revenue, and live performances.

Additionally, Takeoff made a significant amount from endorsements and merchandise sales. His involvement in Migos, known for hits like “Bad and Boujee,” brought in substantial income, contributing to his overall wealth. His net worth was further boosted by successful collaborations with other artists and his solo projects.

Legal issues

Takeoff Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

On April 18, 2015, Migos were set to headline Georgia Southern University’s Spring concert at Hanner Fieldhouse. The show was supposed to start at 7:00 p.m. with local acts opening but the group didn’t come on stage until around 10:30 p.m. much later than planned. Despite their contract requiring a 45-minute performance they only played for less than 30 minutes before leaving.

During the concert university and local police noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the group’s vans. They questioned the drivers and later found that Migos and 12 others with them were arrested. They faced charges for having marijuana and other drugs carrying guns in a school safety zone, having guns during a crime, and possessing guns as convicted felons.

University officials knew about Migos’ reputation but still let them perform because students voted for them and paid for the concert with their fees and ticket sales. According to the contract Migos were supposed to receive $30000 and their promoter Big House Collective would get an extra $3000. Despite the issues with their performance and the arrests, the university paid them half of what was agreed upon.

After their arrest, some members were released on bond but others remained in custody. Migos later postponed their Yung Rich Nation Tour due to these legal troubles.

In another incident on August 5, 2020, Takeoff faced a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles. A woman accused him of sexual battery assault, false imprisonment, gender violence, and violating her civil rights at a party in June 2020. By April 2021 the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office decided not to press criminal charges due to insufficient evidence but the civil lawsuit was ongoing.

Death

Takeoff Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

On November 1, 2022, after a private event at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston Texas, Takeoff was tragically shot multiple times in the head and torso. Around 40 people gathered outside the bowling alley after the party ended at 1:00 a.m. CDT. Quavo had posted a video earlier that evening driving around Houston with Jas Prince Jr. celebrating his father’s birthday.

According to Houston Police Sergeant Michael Arrington, an altercation erupted among a large group outside the venue resulting in gunfire from at least two weapons. Takeoff’s record label stated he was killed by a stray bullet. Houston police chief Troy Finner indicated that Takeoff was not the intended target.

The Houston Police Department confirmed a fatal shooting occurred at 2:50 a.m. CDT. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene while two others were taken to hospitals in private vehicles. The police did not release Takeoff’s identity until his family was informed and his identity verified.

A nearby nurse heard the shots and rushed to help but found Takeoff already deceased upon arrival. Two other individuals including 24-year-old Joshua “Wash” Washington sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.

In the aftermath, there was a widespread outpouring of grief and tribute. Rapper Desiigner announced a brief hiatus from music due to Takeoff’s death though he later released new music. Various figures in the entertainment world including DJ Akademiks, 50 Cent, and LeBron James paid respects in different ways from tributes during concerts to social media gestures.

Takeoff’s record label Quality Control Music released a statement expressing deep sorrow over his senseless death caused by violence. Murals honoring Takeoff appeared across Atlanta and his cousin Offset postponed his album release in light of the tragedy.

In terms of legal proceedings suspects were detained and later indicted with ongoing investigations into the shooting. Takeoff’s funeral and memorial events drew thousands including performances from Offset, Quavo, Cardi B, Drake, and others. The commercial impact was significant with increased attention to Takeoff’s music and collaborations following his passing.

Overall Takeoff’s death was a profound loss felt deeply within the music community and beyond marking a tragic end to a promising career.