‘What is going on?’ Popular rapper shot dead in Houston, the alleged reason why sends shockwaves

A rapper from the Georgia-based rap group Migos was shot and killed at a Houston bowling alley early Tuesday morning, all apparently the result of a fight over a dice game.

Twenty-eight-year-old Takeoff, who was one-third of the hip-hop trio, was pronounced dead at the scene when Houston police and fire arrived at a private party being held at 810 Billiards & Bowling. Two other victims were injured in the shooting and transported to area hospitals.

Security guards were in the area but reportedly did not see who did the shooting.

Footage obtained by TMZ shows the rapper, whose real name is Kirsnik Khari Ball, lying on the ground as another person calls 911 for help at around 2:30 am.

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(Video: TMZ)

More footage shows Takeoff and friends cruising around Houston just hours before he was killed.

Many on social media were shocked to learn of the young man’s death over something as trivial as a dice game, while others found it to be completely unsurprising.

“Brothers, we must stop killing one another, especially over dice games, Twitter beefs, and gangs that don’t even mean anything anymore. Let’s get married, buy homes, raise our kids, watch them graduate college, get old, become grandfathers, then die surrounded by people we love,” wrote political analyst Jason Nichols.

“Niggas saying ‘over a dice game’ Bro do you know how many black men have died in America over dice games since the 60s?? Tens of Thousands,” one user responded.

One person observed, “We can blame music, environment, and racism in some policies in America. But in the end it comes downs the mental state and heart of a person when committing these types of actions.”

Migos was formed by Takeoff, his uncle Quavo, and cousin Offset in 2008. Their first big hit was “Versace” in 2013 and the record went multi-platinum. In 2017, the group was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Rap Album” category for “Culture,” and they also received a “Best Rap Performance” nod for their hit track “Bad and Boujee.”

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