J. Prince Shares Message On Love & Respect Following Takeoff’s Death + Addresses Unidentified Killer: You Can’t Hide Behind Me, Beside Me, Or Anywhere Near Me

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J. Prince Shares Message On Love & Respect Following Takeoff’s Death + Addresses Unidentified Killer: You Can’t Hide Behind Me, Beside Me, Or Anywhere Near Me

Houston music exec J. Prince shares his anger and disappointment following Takeoff’s tragic passing.

The famed producer issued his first statement since the Migos rapper was shot and killed in his hometown earlier this week. In the lengthy Instagram post, J. Prince stated he’s unhappy with the lack of love and respect Black people appear to have for one another. Additionally, the music producer seemingly revealed he plans to unearth Takeoff’s killer.

The post read:

“The Prince family would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of a beautiful soul @yrntakeoff. To Houstonians and families around the world, this one breaks my heart because Takeoff was a brother, a son, a role model, and a God loving human being. Grief is the price of love; a bill people from across the globe are paying right now as we mourn this loss.”

It continued:

“I’ve been knowing Takeoff, Quavo and Offset for many years and there has been nothing but mutual love for one another and that ain’t going to ever change where we are concerned. This shouldn’t have happened. This shouldnt have ever happened in our city. This shouldn’t have been recorded, and this damn sure shouldn’t be circulating across social media for family, friends and fans to see. As I write this I’m angry about the lack of love and respect we have for one another  as a race which keeps bringing us back to the same tragic place of black on black killing. They say satan is the author of confusion and right now there are a lot of lies and false narratives being spread by media whores. I consider myself a man that’s quick to listen and slow to speak, therefore to whomever is responsible for putting that bullet in my little nephews head, let it be known that you can’t hide behind me, beside me or anywhere near me because I don’t tolerate dumb shit. I speak these words not knowing whos bullet is responsible for his death. With that being said, the root of this tragedy is foolish and has to be owned by the fool. I will sum this up by saying a gun in the hands of any human that close his eyes to shoot and doesn’t have the proper skills of operating that gun is dangerous and the results usually end with innocent people who had nothing to do with the altercation being shot or killed. To the homies in Georgia and around the world that got love for Takeoff like we do know this: let’s change the narrative in our culture by putting a end to every argument or disagreement resulting in violence; it’s okay to live and let live to see another day.
Rest In Peace Takeoff”

As previously reported, 28-year-old rap star Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot and killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston on Tuesday (November 1st). Hours after the incident, video footage of the rapper’s body reportedly circulated the internet. Some individuals quickly attempted to place the blame on Takeoff’s family member/fellow Migos groupmate Quavo for his death. Quavo, born Quavious Keyate Marshall, 31, was present but uninjured. Unconfirmed reports claimed that Quavo’s argument over a dice game caused the fatal shootout. However, witnesses reported after, that while Quavo did partake in the altercation, it was not over dice. 


Many continue to mourn the often calm, cool, and, collected musician’s death, including third Migos member Offset. The rapper recently postponed a show and changed his social media avi’s to tribute Takeoff.

Social media users have called on J. Prince to get to the bottom of the shooting, as he is well known to hold substantial influence over the city of Houston. Reportedly, J. Prince’s son’s associate is being eyed as the possible shooter. This report, however, is also unconfirmed at this time.

Police are still reportedly trying to identify the shooter responsible for the fatal head and torso gun wounds. HPD has asked individuals with information on the murder to come forward.


Do you agree with J. Prince’s stance on Takeoff’s death? Tell us your thoughts in the comments. 

Authored by: Kay Johnson