Rich The Kid Calls Takeoff His "Twin" In Heartbreaking Tribute

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The grief is palpable as more information about Takeoff's death is shared. The late rapper's attorney issued a statement.

We're within the first 24 hours of Takeoff's passing and Hip Hop is stunned. The beloved Migos rapper was a figure that kept away from controversy and never entangled himself in dangerous ongoings, so it came as a shock to learn that he was shot and killed in Houston, Texas.

As the hours move on, more information is being learned about the incident leading up to Takeoff's demise. Police confirmed that Quavo, Takeoff, and 40 to 50 others were guests at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling. Women who claimed to have been at the event took to social media to give their takes on what they allegedly witnessed.

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According to one woman who surfaced online, Quavo was playing dice when things became tense. She alleged that Takeoff wasn't in the immediate area but when someone fired shots, the rapper was hit with a stray bullet. News reports stated when emergency responders arrived at the venue, Takeoff was pronounced dead. There were two other victims who were said to have been taken to a hospital for treatment. The severity of their injuries has not been shared at this time, nor have their identities.

The Migos star's attorney, Drew Findling, issued a statement to NBC News.

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"Along with my firm, I am devastated by the tragic death of Kirshnik Ball, known to his fans as Takeoff," said Findling. "Takeoff was not only a brilliant musical artist with unlimited talent, but also a uniquely kind and gentle soul. He will be greatly missed now and always."

The outpouring of condolences has been insurmountable as the industry—entertainers, fans, and friends of Takeoff—have swarmed social media. One of the many tributes arrived from Rich The Kid who put his close relationship with the slain rapper on display in a heart-breaking Instagram post.

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Rich shared several photos of himself with Takeoff and expressed his grief in a caption.

"Today I lost more than a brother," he wrote. "My twin my best friend everything, I don’t wanna believe it I can’t . The most humble person I know we used to share shoes & clothes before we made it with no problem! I miss you already you didn’t deserve that!! i can’t stop crying I love you so much bro forever🤞🏾❤️🤝🏽 🕊"

Many in his comment section echoed his sentiments as "Long Live Takeoff" has trended across the internet. We continue to send our condolences.

Check out more from Rich The Kid and an update from the Houston Police Department below.

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.