Takeoff (rapper) Biography
Takeoff, was an American rapper. He was born on June 18, 1994, and passed away on November 1, 2022. The hip hop group Migos, in which he was a member alongside his uncle Quavo and first cousin once removed Offset, brought him the majority of his fame. The song “Versace,” which was released by Migos in 2013, achieved the position of number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100. When he was in the seventh grade, he began producing beats and working on developing rhythms, but he didn’t start producing music professionally until 2011. The news broke on August 5, 2020 that Takeoff was named as the offender in a civil lawsuit that was filed by a female victim on charges of “sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, gender violence, and interference with civil rights” at a party that took place in June of 2020 in Los Angeles. The party in question took place in June of 2020. Takeoff was killed in Houston, Texas, on November 1st, 2022, after being shot.
It was reported on the 2nd of April in 2021 that the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles would not be filing criminal charges against Takeoff because there was not enough evidence to do so. This was due to the fact that there was a lack of evidence. At this point in time, the proceedings for the civil suit are still being carried out in court.
Takeoff was one of three members of the same family to start rapping in 2008, the others being Quavo and Offset. After a while, the band decided to change their name to Migos, although they had originally performed under the stage name Polo Club. On August 25, 2011, the group presented the world with their very first extended work, which was a mixtape titled Juug Season. After that, on June 1, 2012, they released the mixtape titled “No Label.”
After the release of their single “Versace” in 2013, Migos quickly rose to prominence as a popular music group. The Canadian rapper Drake was responsible for the song’s remix, which reached its highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 99 and on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 31.
The group’s first studio album, titled Yung Rich Nation, was released in July of 2015 and featured cameos from Chris Brown and Young Thug, as well as production from Zaytoven and Murda Beatz. The album reached its highest position on the Billboard 200 at number 17.
It was in 2016 that “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert became Migos’ first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s highest position on the chart was achieved during the week of January 21, 2017. The Recording Industry Association of America has awarded the song with a status of four times platinum since it was initially released (RIAA). Takeoff is not featured on the song and is not given credit for his contribution; however, he can be seen in the background of one of the scenes in the music video. Takeoff has asserted that the reason he was not featured on the song was due to the fact that he was extremely busy at the time that it was being recorded. During the filming of Complex’s Everyday Struggle at the BET Awards 2017 on June 24, 2017, he was questioned by hosts Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks about his absence. In response, he asked, “Does it look like I’m left off “Bad and Boujee?” As a result of Takeoff’s response, Budden left the set, and an altercation between Migos and Budden and their respective entourages almost occurred before it was broken up by security. [source: missing citation]
Culture, the second studio album released by Migos, was released on January 27, 2017, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 album chart. During its first week of release, the album moved 131,000 album-equivalent units, including 44,000 copies sold. After that, in July of 2017, the album was awarded the platinum certification for sales in the country.
The band’s second studio album, titled Culture II, was made available for purchase online on January 26, 2018.
It was the second album by Migos to make its debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. In its first week of release, it moved a total of 199,000 equivalent units, including 38,000 copies sold.
2015: Georgia Southern University incident
The 2015 Spring concert at Georgia Southern University was going to be held at Hanner Fieldhouse on April 18, 2015, and the headlining act was going to be Migos. The show began at seven o’clock in the evening with performances by local opening acts. Despite this, the band did not take the stage until nearly an hour and a half after their scheduled set time of nine o’clock in the evening. In spite of the fact that their performance contract called for a minimum set length of 45 minutes, the band only played for a little over half of that allotment before exiting the stage. The University Police Department, the Statesboro Police Department, and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, who were all present at the concert as security detail, detected a strong scent of marijuana coming from the group’s vans, and the drivers were questioned by law enforcement as a result of this discovery. After further investigation, the rap group and 12 members of their entourage were taken into custody on multiple charges, including possession of marijuana and another controlled substance, possession of firearms within a school safety zone, possession of firearms during the commission of a crime, and possession of firearms by convicted felons. The rap group was also charged with possessing firearms within a school safety zone.
Migos were able to perform at the university despite the fact that university administrators were aware of the group’s notoriety. This was due to the fact that the student body had voted to have the group perform out of the seven acts that were up for consideration. Student fees and ticket sales were used to pay for the concert. The performance contract stated that the band was to be paid $30,000, and their promoter, Big House Collective, was to receive an additional $3,000. In the beginning, university officials attempted to claim that Migos had breached their contract due to the group’s late arrival, shortened performance, and possession of contraband on university property; however, in the end, the university paid fifty percent of the agreed-upon fees to the group.
On April 20, 2015, the Bulloch County District Attorney’s Office issued bonds for the release of Takeoff, Quavo, and six other members of their entourage; however, Offset and six other members of their crew remained in custody without bond. As a direct consequence of their arrests, Migos announced on April 28, 2015 that they would be delaying the beginning of their Yung Rich Nation Tour until July .
2017: Atlanta flight incident
On July 7, 2017, prior to takeoff on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Des Moines, Iowa, the flight attendants requested that Takeoff be removed from the aircraft because it was reported that he refused to move his bag from the floor to an overhead storage bin.
2020–2021: Sexual assault allegations
As of the 2nd of April in 2021, it was reported that the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles would not be filing criminal charges against Takeoff because there was not enough evidence to do so. The court proceedings for the civil suit are still ongoing at this time.