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Takeoff’s Death Prompts Nas’ to Call for Rethink about Destructive Actions



Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones is opening up about his distaste for gun violence in the hip-hop sector. His reaction was prompted by Takeoff’s  sudden death.

The American rapper, better known as  Nas spoke up during the launch of his new album, King’s Disease III

Takeoff, whose real name is Kirsnick Khari Ball was shot and killed in Houston, Texas on 1 November 2022, at a private party.

Born on 18 June 1994, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Takeoff embraced fame as a rapper along with his uncle,  Quavo, and another family member, Offset. The trio performed under the hip-hop group, Migos, formed in 2008, with their popular single,   Versace released in 2013.

“We Can’t Be Destroying Each Other.” “There’s something to live for, something to be here for.”  

Having enjoyed stardom for a decade, Takeoff met his tragic end, causing heartache to many in the hip-hop space. And so, fellow rapper, Nas makes it a point of duty to remind people of the need to stop violence and focus on their purpose.

“We’re trying to tell these people out here, man, we’re here for a purpose. We can’t be destroying each other… Look at these little brothers and be like don’t shoot; don’t throw your life away. It ain’t worth it.” Nas said after praying for Takeoff to Rest in peace.

One needs to outgrow some tendencies which may be “cool when you’re growing up, but we gotta learn that we’re here for a purpose, and there is a design that’s out here to make sure we don’t grow, to make sure that we don’t make it,” he said. “And we gotta recognize that there is something in existence that’s trying to stop the youth from the hood from growing into its proper purpose.”


Nas Not Alone in the Anti-violence Advocacy

Joseph Guillermo Jones II, better known as Jim Jones has also been talking about the need to stop gun violence in hip-hop.

Jimmy Jones, 46, is not the type to keep quiet in the face of life-threatening violence within the industry. While Jones mourns Takeoff, he is positive that “stopping the violence” is a change that needs to happen in Hiphop



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Written by Nonye Aghaji

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