Rumors that rapper Takeoff and Katy Perry formerly dated have reappeared online in the wake of the tragic news that he died in a shooting in Texas, according to CNN.
One-third of the hip-hop group Migos, famous for songs like Versace and Bad and Boujee, the 28-year-old was a member. Takeoff was related to Offset and Quavo, the other two Migos members.
In the wee hours of Tuesday, November 1, Takeoff, actual name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was tragically shot in a bowling alley in Houston.
At at 2.30 a.m. local time, Houston Police went to a shooting at the 1200 Polk venue and discovered the musician deceased on the scene.
Here is what we know about rumors between the rapper Takeoff and singer Katy Perry as fans all around the world are curious about his life and who he has dated.
Takeoff and Katy Perry dating rumors emerged in 2017
After they worked together on her single Bon Appetit in May 2017, there were online rumors that Takeoff was dating Katy Perry.
The rapper Migos contributed to the song, made an appearance in the music video, and also joined in on a joint performance of the song on a Saturday Night Live episode (SNL).
They allegedly went to the SNL afterparty together and were dating, according to a Hollywood Life report from 2017, but neither celebrity answered the claims.
Dating Rumors Were Short-Lived
The rumors of a romance between the two vanished quickly after reports of possible friction between them surfaced.
According to a June 2017 story from the Ricky Smiley Morning Show, Katy “ceased all communication” with Migos and unfollowed them on Instagram. However, neither celebrity mentioned a potential argument, even though they don’t seem to have spoken since.
Since the dating allegations first appeared five years ago, neither Katy nor Takeoff has publicly confirmed that they ever dated.
Naturally, this hasn’t prevented the exact same rumors from resurfacing on Twitter:
Takeoff Kept His Dating Life Private
Takeoff kept his love life very quiet and was not known to be dating anyone at the time of his death.
According to numerous accounts, he was romantically associated with Katy Perry as well as rapper Dream Doll, singer Rubi Rose, and Lakeya Darshan. The Migos rapper, however, never posted online about having a girlfriend and was only 28 years old.
In a press conference on November 1, Houston Police Chief Tory Finner announced that Takeoff was fatally shot at Billiards & Bowling in Houston.
No arrests have been made as of yet. Finner urged witnesses to “step up” and give information to the authorities.