The Atlanta-born rapper was shot dead in November of 2022 in Houston.
According to TMZ, the incident, which took place at 810 Billiards & Bowling, left two others injured. The Harris County Medical Examiner later confirmed that Takeoff’s death was caused by “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into [the] arm."
Takeoff was honored at a star-studded funeral held at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena. According to Rolling Stone, the three-hour memorial service featured performances by Chloe Bailey, Justin Bieber, and gospel singer Yolanda Adams.
Since the rapper’s death, his parents have entered into a nasty legal battle over Takeoff’s estate. But who are Takeoff's mom and dad? Here's what we know.
Who are Takeoff’s parents?
Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was born to Titania and Kenneth on June 18, 1994.
According to The Sun, Titania previously worked as a hairstylist in Atlanta, where she met Takeoff’s father. Kenneth is from Athens, Atlanta’s neighboring city.
Per his Facebook Page, Kenneth studied at SAE Technology Group after graduating from Clarke Central High School. Following his relationship with Takeoff’s mother, Kenneth remarried but maintained his relationship with the late rapper.
On the one-year anniversary of Takeoff’s death, Kenneth shared a touching tribute to his son on social media.
“I'm still in disbelief it's been a year today I loss my first born this is something I wouldn't wish on anyone to go through,” Kenneth wrote.
“It takes time and no one can tell you that you'll be ok — you will never be ok you just have to seek God to get you to a place where you learn how to deal with [it.] But God will help you through all your hard days, which will be for [the] rest of your life.”
Takeoff’s parents are in a messy legal battle over his estate.
At the time of his death, Takeoff did not have a will in place.
According to Madame Noire, the Migos rapper was worth $26 million when he died. Now, the family is trying to distribute the earnings. However, there are conflicting reports about Takeoff’s relationship with his dad, as some suggest that the rapper and Kenneth had a strained relationship.
Aside from her legal debacle with Takeoff’s father, Titania is suing the bowling alley where the rapper was killed.
In June, Titania filed a wrongful death lawsuit against 810 Billiards & Bowling, seeking over $1 million in damages. The suit claims that the establishment failed to provide adequate security or weapons screening checkpoints.
“Defendants provided no screening mechanisms, no after-hour controls or security measures, and no enforcement of rules or industry standards to deter crime against their invitees,” the lawsuit says.
Takeoff’s father has since joined the lawsuit, explaining that he has suffered pain and anguish following the rapper’s death, too.
Kenneth’s attorney told All Hip Hop that funeral expenses, psychological treatment, and other pecuniary damages caused a financial burden that could have been prevented if the venue hired security.
As of this writing, the case has yet to be resolved.