Takeoff’s alleged killer has been formally charged with murder
Patrick Xavier Clarkwho allegedly shot Lift upHe was formally charged with murder. The start took place with another Migos member Quavo at a Houston bowling alley when the fatal shooting broke out.
Clark was arrested in December and released from prison in January after posting $1 million bail. The late Takeoff was buried on November 11 in a funeral concert attended by about 21,000 people. Following his death, fans took to social media, imploring his former Migos group members: offset and Quavo to reconcile. The couple had feuded prior to Takeoff’s death.
Read on to find out more.
Rapper Takeoff’s alleged killer has been charged with murder
Accordingly TMZ, Patrick Xavier Clark was officially charged with the murder of Takeoff. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that Clark was indicted by a Texas grand jury with murder.
In November 2022, Takeoff was fatally shot outside a Houston bowling alley while partying with fellow former Migos rapper Quavo. The two artists were partying and playing dice with some other people, which led to an argument, then a brawl, and finally a shootout that fatally wounded Takeoff.
Two other people were reportedly hit in the alley during the shooting. However, Quavo, who was directly involved in the dispute, was not injured in the violent altercation.
Patrick Xavier Clark posted $1 million bail after his arrest
Clark was first arrested in December after Houston police charged him with firing the shots that killed Takeoff. According to the coroner’s report on Takeoff’s autopsy, he was shot twice, in the head and upper body. Police later confirmed the rapper was an unarmed bystander at the wrong place and time.
Following his arrest, Clark was released from county jail in January after posting $1 million bail. Accordingly TMZ, he has asked a judge to pay $5,000 for a private investigator to defend him at the trial. Clark claimed he could not afford to pay an attorney’s or investigator’s fees.
Thousands of people attended Takeoff’s funeral
Takeoff was buried on November 11, 2022 as part of a concert funeral attended by his Migos brothers, Offset and Quavo, and many celebrities. About 21,000 fans gathered with the rapper’s family at the Atlanta State Farm Arena to say their goodbyes.
Takeoff’s family organized the funeral as a “celebration of life” to allow the community to mourn together and remember the fond memories of Takeoff. The funeral included a eulogy and scripture readings by Pastor Jesse Curney III. from the family’s New Mercies Christian Church.
There were also brief words from Quavo, Offset, Drake and Migos manager Kevin “Coach K” Lee. Music stars like Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey and Yolanda Adams also performed during the concert portion of the funeral.
Migos are not all related by blood
Despite the popular belief that Offset, Quavo, and the late Takeoff are all cousins, Offset has found out that’s not true. During his newly released interview with diversitythe “Clout” rapper revealed that Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle and they’ve only been friends since childhood.
During the interview, Offset spoke about how Takeoff’s shocking death had impacted his life and mental health. He said: “It’s hard for me to talk about shit right now. I never talked about this stuff. Seriously. It’s hard to talk about taking, man. It’s hard to talk about all this crap. That’s why I honestly don’t do it. That hurts like hell.”
Offset explained that talking about Takeoff puts him in the mood and that he’s still partially in denial about the loss. He said: “Some things I don’t tell anyone. He is not here. That doesn’t feel wrong, brother. I spend the day thinking it’s fake. And I don’t tell anyone about it.”
After his death, Offset paid tribute to Takeoff by getting a huge back tattoo of him. The sentimental ink job features the late rapper’s face surrounded by a halo, planets and stars.