A week after allegedly murdering Takeoff, the prominent club promoter who was arrested for the crime posted on social media, “I ain’t flawless.”
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested and charged with the murder of Takeoff, who, according to police, was a “innocent bystander” when he was shot on November 1 outside a bowling alley in Houston.
The 28-year-old singer was shot in the head and body outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling after a ‘lucrative’ dice game degenerated into an altercation.
Clark is believed to have fired the deadly rounds, and it has subsequently come to light that a week after the incident, on November 9, the strip club promoter tweeted, “I ain’t flawless, but I’m solid.”
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested and charged with the death of Takeoff, who police described as a “innocent bystander” after he was shot on November 1 outside a bowling alley in Houston.
The 28-year-old singer was shot in the head and body outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston after a ‘lucrative’ dice game degenerated into an altercation.
“I’m in shock right now”: tributes flood in from the music industry after the death of rapper Takeoff
On Tuesday, the Migos rapper Takeoff was shot and killed ‘over a game of dice’ in front of his uncle and bandmate Quavo at a bowling alley in Texas, prompting a rush of tributes.
As word of the shooting spread, Takeoff’s friends and fans flocked to Twitter to express their condolences.
Boxer Chris Eubank Jr. stated, “I recall @1YoungTakeoff as a really humble and cool man.” I can’t believe I’m saying this again, but another young black talent has been murdered for no apparent reason. Something has to change in the industry because it’s horrible how frequently and easily people are dying. Goodbye Takeoff’
Rapper Ugly God stated, “Do you not comprehend that these n***** altered the whole rhythm of rap when they debuted? Remove Takeoff. This man has been out of the way, keeping things simple, and minding his own business from the start. If that is not enough to be left alone, I don’t know what is.
Claudia Johnson, a reality personality, wrote, “Sad and pointless.” As a bystander, he was shot. We must act to prevent everyone and their mother in Texas from possessing firearms. Especially irresponsible people who cannot just disagree with others must resort to this! My sincere sympathies go out to the whole Takeoff family. “Deceased at 28.”
Nikita Dragun shared an image of Takeoff, while fellow rapper Russ tweeted “RIP Takeoff” with a praying emoji.
Yung Miami of City Girls tweeted her disbelief, stating, “Damn takeoff” followed by a series of shattered hearts.
US rapper Almighty Jay reacted on Takeoff’s Instagram, saying, “Bro, you were so chill, you didn’t deserve any of it. I just spoke with you, sir. That s*** was painful.’
On November 8, Clark, who managed the strip club The Flame HTX, also tweeted: “It’s difficult for me to feel love since I’ve been hurt so much,”
On November 3, a day after the incident, Clark tweeted, “God got me, he’s had me.”
Upon hearing of Clark’s arrest for the murder of Takeoff, people who knew him were startled because “that’s not the sort of guy he is,” with others saying he was “framed.”
‘I know him. He is not this way. One of Clark’s acquaintances told the Daily Beast, “I truly believe they chose the wrong individual.” ‘He doesn’t become upset or confrontational. He is really kind and considerate. I have nothing else to say. I believe he is being set up.’
Rapper Jmali stated, “You could tell by everyone’s emotions that we’re all startled because Clark is not that sort of person.
He was concerned with business, not bloodshed.
He continued, “Pat was similar to Takeoff in that he was unassuming and went about his job.” That is why this is so shocking to everyone in this room.
Clark is currently being kept in jail for a bond hearing following his arrest for the murder of Takeoff on Thursday night.
Takeoff was filmed outside a downtown bowling alley on November 1 at about 2:30 a.m., when police say a disagreement broke out as more than 30 individuals were exiting a private party.
Previously, police stated that another male and a woman had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and that at least two individuals opened fire.
During a news conference on Friday, Police Sergeant Michael Burrow stated that the gunshot was the result of a dispute over a ‘lucrative’ game of dice, but that Takeoff was not engaged and was a ‘innocent bystander.’
Finner stated that the authorities do not know if Clark was invited to the party or if he was acquainted with Takeoff.
After his nephew Takeoff was shot, horrifying video footage depicted Quavo’s frantic attempts to assist him.
Quavo, Takeoff’s uncle and bandmate, appeared distressed as he crouched over his nephew minutes after the gunshot, while the latter could be heard pleading for aid.
Burrow stated that everyone at the site departed without speaking to police. According to Burrow, the authorities have subsequently discovered some of these individuals and have used ballistics, video and audio records to put together the events. He stated that detectives are still attempting to locate witnesses.
Takeoff is shown laying dead on the floor while Quavo, sporting an orange shirt, rushes to his side and calls for assistance.
“We will attempt to locate you,” he said. It would be simpler if you came to find us.
Authorities confirmed on Wednesday that Cameron Joshua was arrested in connection with the incident.
Joshua was accused with illegally possessing a firearm at the time Takeoff was shot, although authorities think he did not fire the weapon.
Joshua’s attorney, Christopher Downey, informed reporters that he has seen no evidence implicating his client with Takeoff’s murder.
Burrow stated that authorities suspect Clark’s shooting was responsible for the rapper’s death.
Friday, prosecutors requested that Clark’s bond be set at $1 million, noting that he poses a flight risk. According to court documents, Clark requested for an expedited passport after the shooting at Takeoff by presenting the schedule for a “imminent” journey to Mexico.
According to reports, he was caught on the day he acquired the passport and was in possession of a “substantial sum” of cash.
Last month in Atlanta, fans and other musicians, including Drake and Justin Bieber, honored Takeoff’s musical legacy at a memorial ceremony.
Quality Control, the record company for Migos, released a statement on Instagram lamenting Takeoff’s death, attributing it to “senseless violence.”
In 2013, Migos made their debut with the huge single “Versace.” They have four Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, however Takeoff was not featured on their multi-week No. 1 single “Bad & Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert. They released three albums entitled ‘Culture,’ ‘Culture II,’ and ‘Culture III,’ with the first two albums reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album list.
Takeoff, who released the solo album ‘The Last Rocket’ in 2018, and Quavo released ‘Only Built for Infinity Links’ in the weeks preceding his passing. ‘It’s time to give me my flowers,’ Takeoff said on the ‘Drink Champs’ podcast, referring to his desire for the joint album with Quavo to increase appreciation for his poetic skills.
As Clark’s arrest was revealed on Friday, Takeoff’s voice could be heard on ‘Feel The Fiyaaaah’ alongside A$AP Rocky on Metro Boomin’s album, ‘Heroes and Villains,’ which was released that day.
He sung, “The streets are now silent.”