Takeoff Honored by Atlanta Falcons Before Los Angeles Chargers Game on Sunday
The Atlanta Falcons paid tribute to Takeoff before their game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. On Tuesday, the late Migos rapper was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston.
The organization shared photos of Takeoff on the jumbotron at Mercedes Benz Stadium while the Migos song "T-Shirt" was playing. Culture, the group's 2017 album, featured the song.
Takeoff was not the intended target of the shooting that killed him, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, who believes it was a stray bullet.
“I would not expect him to be involved but I do want to wait on the investigation but we have no reason to believe that he was involved in anything criminal at the time, just as people describe him as very peaceful, loving, a great entertainer,” Finner said at a news conference.
Takeoff was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. Back in 2008, he co-founded the Migos with his uncle, Quavo, and cousin, Offset. In the early 2010s, the group released several singles and mixtapes before breaking into the mainstream with "Versace" in 2013. Two years later, they collaborated with Quality Control to release their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation. They were nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album for their previous album, Culture.
Take a look at the Atlanta Falcons' Takeoff tribute from Sunday's game below.