The music industry is mourning rapper TakeOff’s death, who was shot and killed on Tuesday morning in Houston. While the tragic news has hit everyone hard, rapper Desiigner has been particularly affected by TakeOff’s murder, so much so that he has announced that he is quitting rap.
Desiigner made the announcement on his Instagram during a live session, where he was seen teary-eyed and heartbroken over the death of his friend. Continue reading to know more about the development.
Desiigner Quits Rap Over TakeOff’s Death
After the news of TakeOff’s killing broke, Desiigner took to Instagram and went live. He was seen crying in the video, screaming, and mourning his friend’s death. “This version of me is done,” the rapper says to the camera, adding, “Yo, I’m done, I’m done, I’m done. I can’t live like this no more.”
At another point during the livestream, he cried, “Why? Why? Why do we do this? Why do we do this? Why do we fucking do this? I swear this shit ain’t nothing. I’m done rap. It’s done, it’s done, it’s done, it’s done. Not to Takeoff, bro. It’s done. Y’all wanted it. It’s over. Y’all wanted it? It’s over.”
Desiigner cries on IG live after hearing Takeoff got killed 💔 pic.twitter.com/X366lYhclr
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At the end of the video, he said rest in peace to TakeOff, and other rappers who had been shot and murdered earlier, including PnB Rock, Biggie and Nipsey Hussle. He then posted a story on Instagram with a black screen and the message, “I’m done rap,” followed by the fingers crossed and the prayer hands emoji.
Desiigner’s Announcement Came as a Shock to his Fans
While the rapper is going through a tough phase following his friend’s death, his decision to quit his rap career has shocked his fans, who are now concerned for him. Social media users were seen sending strength and prayers for the rapper, with one writing, “i hope desiigner doesn’t stop making music because of takeoff 🙁 keep his legacy going.”
“Sending my heart out to Desiigner. Men are also HUMAN and they are allowed to FEEL, be VULNERABLE, and EXPRESS,” wrote another fan. While some others were seen criticizing Desiigner for trying to use TakeOff’s death to promote his own music. “He hasn’t been relevant since panda. I hate when ppl make a tragedy about them,” wrote a follower.
TakeOff was Shot and Killed in a Bowling Alley in Houston
TakeOff, who was a part of the famous hip-hop trio Migos, was shot and killed outside the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston around 2:30 am on Monday. He was there with his uncle and bandmate, Quavo, and the two were indulged in a dice game when a fight broke out at the site.
Someone then opened gunfire, hitting TakeOff in his head and neck. The 28 year old rapper died on the spot, and two others were admitted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The authorities are investigating the case, but the suspect has not been arrested yet.
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