Takeoff: Houston Police Chief Defends Hip Hop

Early Tuesday morning on November 1, it was confirmed rapper from Migos Takeoff was shot and killed. In Houston, Texas outside of a bowling ally Takeoff was shot multiple times.

Houston police chief, Troy Finner on Tuesday spoke with reporters reviewing details from the incident. Chief Troy took an inspiring approach to connect with the culture on so many of our rappers dying from gun violence. Chief Finner also paid tribute to Takeoff by sharing the kind words that many people have spoke about him.

A Conversation with Migos

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“Sometimes the Hip Hop community gets a bad name,” Finner said. “And I know, evident from this city and people who I have a great relationship with, there’s a lot of great people in our Hip Hop community and I respect them, but back to Takeoff. I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston, and everyone spoke of what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is, what a great artist.

“I’m calling up on everybody, our Hip Hop artists in Houston and around the nation, we gotta police ourselves. It is so many talented individuals, men and women, in that community who, again, I love and I respect. We all need to stand together and make sure nobody tears down that industry.”

Chief Finner continued saying, “And I’m calling to start here in Houston, here and possibility as early as next week. I wanna meet with some of our artists and see how we can taper things down.”

It was also confirmed that Takeoff was unarmed and as usual standing to the side. The cause of the friction was a dice game gone bad that Takeoff was not involved in.

Since the breaking news of Takeoff's death group mate of Migos and family member Offset has updated his instagram page to a picture of Takeoff.

With a heavy heart the details will be provided here as updates are given.

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