The NFL Hall of Famer addressed the tragic incident with his players on Tuesday (Nov. 1) morning, pointing out that the murder happened in the same city where they will play the Texas Southern Tigers on Saturday (Nov. 5). Deion Sanders said to his players,
“I’m just sick and tired of the consistency of people that are influential to you are leaving us consistently, that’s our rappers. Takeoff was murdered in a dice game in Houston, where we’re going. So, that eliminates all y’all leaving that hotel, ’cause it ain’t happening until I give you further notice.”
He goes on to express that change is necessary for growth and that his players may have to change some of their ways, including the people they choose to hang out with.
“You cannot kick it with the same dudes you kicked it with. You cannot associate in the same realms that you associated with. You gon’ have to change if you expect change…You’re going to have to disconnect.”
Sanders said he is saddened by the murder of Takeoff and is sick of seeing young black men being killed over nonsense.
“I’m sad because it always seems like it’s us, but we wanna say we matter, we wanna say we keep it 100, but it’s always us! That we loose another soldier to some bull junk….let’s think about that let’s pray for the families.”
As previously reported, Takeoff, one-third of the Migos group, has sadly died. According to multiple reports, he was shot early Tuesday (Nov.1) morning in Houston.
The shooting happened during a dice game in which group member, Quavo was also present. Footage of the aftermath of the shooting is currently circulating on social media, showing Quavo trying to help Takeoff. Reportedly, as many as two other people were also shot, and they were taken to a hospital. It’s unclear what their conditions are. Quavo was not injured.