Takeoff, one-third of the rap trio Migos, passed away in Houston after getting shot at a private party. Things were looking up for Takeoff (real name: Kirsnick Khari Ball) following the success of his solo album, The Last Rocket, and a collaborative album with Quavo dubbed Only Built for Infinity Links.
“When you’re around Takeoff, there’s a sense of peacefulness about his aura,” Drew Findling, Takeoff’s lawyer, told The New York Times. “He listens to you, he looks at you, he’s more focused on what you have to say than what he has to say. The world was starting to learn about Takeoff. It was his time to shine.”
Takeoff was linked to several women but never confirmed a relationship
Unlike his fellow Migos rappers Quavo and Offset, Takeoff was laid back, maintaining an almost non-existent public profile. Despite having no involvement in the relationship and baby mama drama that’s become a staple of hip-hop culture, Takeoff was a fan favorite.
Music executive Pierre Thomas tweeted on 20th May 2022: “Takeoff so underrated. If he care more about this rap game he would definitely be stepping on y’all niggas but unfortunately, he don’t gaf. Been like that since he first met him. Nothing has changed with him.”
Takeoff never confirmed a relationship but was linked to several women. In 2017, he and Katy Perry reportedly started dating after Migos and the pop superstar collaborated on Bon Appetit and performed on Saturday Night Live.
Neither party addressed the rumors, but Takeoff hinted he was single by captioning an Instagram photo, “Loner.” A year later, he was linked to rapper Dreamdoll, who denied the rumors during an interview on Tradia With The Tea:
“That’s not true [the Takeoff rumor]. I don’t even know where that came from. I woke up and I’m dating him.”
Unsubstantiated rumors later claimed Takeoff dated Rubi Rose, Lakeya Darshay, and Heather Rose. Takeoff was most recently linked to Liyah Jade; reports claim the pair broke up in 2021.