Takeoff Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Sibling, Girlfriend, Height, Death, Instagram, Wiki

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 21, 2024

Takeoff was a talented and influential rapper who rose to fame as a hip-hop trio Migos member, along with his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset. He was known for his l flows and catchy hooks.

He contributed to many hit songs such as “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry,” and “Walk It Talk It.” He also had a successful solo career, releasing his debut album, The Last Rocket, in 2018.

He died tragically at the age of 28 after being shot at a party in Houston, Texas.


  • Full name: Kirshnik Khari Ball
  • Nickname: Takeoff
  • Date of birth: June 18, 1994
  • Age: 28 years old (at the time of death)
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Lawrenceville, Georgia, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Rapper, songwriter, record producer
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Parents: Kenneth Ball, Titania Davenport
  • Siblings: YRN Lingo, Heaven Davenport, Lingo Mufasa, Yusuke Ball, Kendra Ball, Michael Ball, Taveon Ball
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship: Heather Rose, London Dallaz (2017), Katy Perry (2017), Rubi Rose (2016), DreamDoll (2018)
  • Net worth: $16 million

Early Life & Education

Kirshnik Khari Ball, popularly known as Takeoff, who would have been 29 years old in 2023, was born on June 18, 1994, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

He was the son of Latabia Woodward, who raised him as a single mother. He never knew his father, who abandoned the family when he was young.

He grew up with his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, who were also interested in music. They formed a rap group called Polo Club in 2008 when Takeoff was 14. They later changed their name to Migos in 2010.

Takeoff attended Berkmar High School, where he met his future collaborator, Lil Yachty. He dropped out of school in the tenth grade to pursue his rap career.

He was influenced by rappers such as Gucci Mane, T.I., and Outkast. He learned to produce beats and record songs in a makeshift studio in his basement.

Personal Life

Takeoff was very private about his personal life and rarely spoke about his romantic relationships. He was rumored to have dated several women, such as rapper Saweetie, model Katya Elise Henry, and singer Katy Perry.

However, none of these relationships were confirmed by him or his partners.

He was also linked to rapper DreamDoll, who claimed that he cheated on her with another woman. He denied the allegations and said that they were never in a relationship.

Takeoff had no children, but he was close to his nephew Kody, the son of Offset. He often posted pictures and videos of him on his social media accounts.

He also had a pet dog named Kobe, who he named after his favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant.


Takeoff started his rap career as a member of Migos, along with Quavo and Offset. They released their first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011, followed by No Label in 2012. They gained popularity in 2013 when they released their single “Versace,” remixed by Drake.

They also released their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, in 2015, which featured guest appearances from Chris Brown, Young Thug, and Lil Wayne.

Takeoff’s breakthrough came in 2017 when Migos released their second studio album, Culture, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

The album spawned several hit singles, such as “Bad and Boujee,” “T-Shirt,” and “Slippery.” Takeoff is also featured on songs by artists such as Calvin Harris, Lil Yachty, and Gucci Mane. He was praised for his lyrical skills, delivery, and charisma.

In 2018, Takeoff released his solo debut album, The Last Rocket, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. The album received positive reviews from critics, who commended his versatility, creativity, and maturity.

The album included singles such as “Last Memory,” “Casper,” and “Infatuation.” He also collaborated with DJ Mustard, Rich the Kid, and Young Thug on their projects.

In 2020, Takeoff reunited with Migos for their third studio album, Culture III, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album was finally released in 2021 and featured guest appearances from Drake, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, and Future.

The album was a commercial and critical success and included singles such as “Need It,” “Racks 2 Skinny”, and “Straightening.” Takeoff also released a joint album with bYachty called Yacht Club, which was well-received by fans and critics.


Takeoff died on November 1, 2022, after being shot at a party in Houston, Texas. He was attending the birthday celebration of rapper Travis Scott, his close friend.

According to witnesses, a gunman opened fire at the party, hitting Takeoff and several other people. He was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m. He was 28 years old.

The motive and the identity of the shooter were unknown as of 2023. The police investigated the incident and offered a reward for any information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest.

The rap community and the fans mourned the loss of Takeoff, and paid tribute to him on social media and in their music.

His funeral was held on November 10, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was buried next to his grandmother.


Takeoff was involved in several controversies throughout his career, mostly related to his legal issues, feuds, and allegations. Some of the notable ones are:

In 2015, he was arrested along with Quavo and Offset for possession of marijuana and firearms at a concert in Georgia.

He was released on bail but faced a possible jail sentence of up to 20 years. The charges were dropped in 2017 after the trio reached a plea deal with the prosecutors.

In 2016, he was involved in a brawl with rapper Lil Uzi Vert at the BET Awards after the latter allegedly disrespected Migos.

The fight was caught on camera, and showed Takeoff throwing punches at Lil Uzi Vert, who was escorted away by security. The two later reconciled and collaborated on the song “Bad and Boujee.”

In 2017, he was accused of being homophobic after he commented on rapper iLoveMakonnen, who came out as gay. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said, “That’s wack, bro.

That’s wack.” He later clarified that he had no problem with iLoveMakonnen’s sexuality and that he was only expressing his surprise.

In 2018, he was sued by a woman who claimed that he sexually assaulted her at a party in Los Angeles. The woman, who filed the lawsuit under the name Jane Doe, alleged that Takeoff offered her marijuana and then followed her to a bedroom, where he forced himself on her.

She also claimed that she suffered physical and emotional injuries and sought damages for sexual battery, assault, and emotional distress. Takeoff denied the allegations and said they were false and motivated by money. The case was still pending as of 2023.

Social Media

Takeoff was active on social media, with millions of followers and fans. He used his platforms to share his music, lifestyle, and opinions. His social media handles were:

  • Instagram handle: @yrntakeoff
  • Twitter handle: @1YoungTakeoff


  • Handsome And Wealthy
  • Open It Up
  • Deadz
  • Need It
  • Hotel Lobby
  • Walk It, Talk It
  • Bad & Boujee
  • Slippery
  • Last Memory
  • Motorsport

Net Worth

Takeoff had an estimated net worth of $16 million.

He earned wealth from music sales, streaming revenue, touring, merchandise, and endorsements. He also invested in real estate, jewelry, and cars.

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