Loved ones of the hip hop star immediately took to social media to grieve following news of the devastating incident — which occurred at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston around 2:30 a.m.
Gucci Mane grieved in an Instagram post, stating "this broke my heart 💔 Rest In Peace @yrntakeoff, while Wiz Khalifa added, "rip take. Delete all footage and people talkin about it so it doesn’t exist," in a Twitter message.
"This is horrible. From the tragedy of the death to the tragedy of there being a video of it online. It’s all just tragic and I am so sorry to his whole family and all he touched. Really terrible," wrote actress Keke Palmer on Instagram, while model Hailey Bieber shared a post confirming his death to her Instagram Story along with the words, "I can't believe this."
Rich the Kid also spoke about his dear friend's death, writing, “My best friend, my brother. I don’t want to believe the I love you so much bro. I’m sorry,” on his Instagram Story, and later sharing a full post for Takeoff captioned, "Today I lost more than a brother. My twin my best friend everything, I don’t wanna believe it I can’t. The most humble person I know we used to share shoes & clothes before we made it with no problem! I miss you already you didn’t deserve that!! I can’t stop crying I love you so much bro forever🤞🏾❤️🤝🏽 🕊."
Media personality and collaborator Druski stated in an Instagram post, "Today is a sad day for Gwinnett @yrntakeoff you & the Migos played such a huge part in my inspiration to my success being from the same place & seeing y'all do it first...Hell, I thought I was Migo Gang as much as I used to throw y'alls gang sign up 😂 This one hurts man, we gotta stop this shit eventually 🙏🏾🤦🏾♂️ #RIPTake."
"Keeping his family in my prayers!!! There are NO WORDS," wrote Destiny's Child alum Kelly Rowland on her Instagram Story, while rapper Ja Rule added in a Twitter statement, "Rip Takeoff… this s**t has to STOP… sending love to friends and family 🕊🙏🏾."
"Please tell me this is just a bad dream pleaseeeeeeee. I don't want to believe this lil bro please," singer and songwriter Teyana Taylor pleaded on Instagram regarding the incident, with media personality Jake Paul chiming in, tweeting, "Senseless killings need to stop. Need to unify. RIP TAKEOFF. To all the youth…put down the guns and pick up some boxing gloves to settle your differences. Violence is not the answer."