Shakur Stevenson witnessed Takeoff get shot — that’s at least what footage from TMZ shows.
In the video, the former super featherweight champion is seen standing just inches away from Takeoff. Moments later, chaos ensued as gunfire could be heard and people were scrambling to escape.
Takeoff – a member of influential rap group Migos – was fatally shot and killed on Tuesday around 2:30 a.m. outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas.
Stevenson is from New Jersey, but now lives in Houston. The rising boxing star is managed by rap mogul turned boxing promoter James Prince, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records.
Quavo – Takeoff’s uncle and second member of the group – was celebrating Prince’s son, Jas Prince’s, birthday. Prince’s other son, J. Prince Jr., posted an Instagram story saying “Bowling party tonight at 9 p.m. DM for details.” In a separate post, Prince Jr. posted “Quavo, No Cap, and Shakur Stevenson on the way.”
Some reports have said that there was a private party at the bowling alley that ran until 1 a.m., but it carried over for another hour, which is when the shooting happened.
Other media have reported that Takeoff and Quavo were playing dice until an altercation broke out and, moments later, someone opened fire.
Jas Prince was not with Quavo and Takeoff when the shooting happened, TMZ reported. The third member of Migos, Offset – Takeoff’s cousin — was also reportedly not present. Takeoff and Quavo had recently separated from Offset to pursue a career as a duo.
On Tuesday night, long after it was confirmed that Takeoff was fatally shot, Stevenson tweeted “R.I.P. Takeoff” and shared a song on his Instagram story and wrote “Rest easy Takeoff.”
R.I.P Takeoff 🙏🏾
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) November 2, 2022
When Stevenson fought Jamel Herring in October 2021 in Atlanta, Quavo accompanied him in his entrance and performed Migo’s song “Straightenin.”