Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed in Houston, Texas on 1 November. He was 28. On Saturday, Cardi took to Instagram to break her silence over her friend's tragic passing. "Takeoff your untimely passing has brought a great deal of pain and sorrow to so many lives. The impact you had in this world was so considerable and we have struggled to grasp this tragedy.” Cardi B / Instagram. "I am heartbroken but I am grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while..."