Migos rapper Takeoff has died after being fatally shot at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas, multiple outlets confirmed on Nov. 1. He was 28 years old. The artist (real name Kirshnik Khari Ball) was killed during a private party at 810 Billiards and Bowling in downtown Houston, TMZ reported. His Uncle Quavo, who is also a member of Migos, was also in attendance during the tragedy where they were said to be playing dice, and was not injured. Offset, who is married to Cardi B, and is Takeoff’s cousin, was not with them. He released a solo album in 2019, while Takeoff and Quavo released a joint album, “Only Built for Infinity Links” in October. Migos’ first breakthrough hit “Versace” was released in 2013.

Black and LGBT+ joy was on full display at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on Oct. 27 as Bob the Drag Queen hosted Big, Black & Queer night at the Best Musical Tony-award-winning  musical “A Strange Loop.” The actor, comic and season eight winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” who can be seen on “We’re Here” on HBO Max, helped celebrate the historic strides the musical has ushered in for Black and queer representation in theater and American culture. Following the musical’s performance, Bob the Drag Queen led a talkback with “A Strange Loop” cast members and creatives before a diverse audience which included celebrity guests Peppermint, Mila Jam, DJ 2Face, Kizah Carr, Basit and more out to celebrate the event, during LGBT History Month.

Tongues are wagging that Mel B of the Spice Girls, who shares a daughter, Angel, 15, with Eddie Murphy, confirmed she is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Rory McPhee, and recapped the romantic proposal during a recent appearance on the U.K. series “Celebrity Gogglebox.” According to multiple reports, Mel B told comedian Ruby Wax, “He said, ‘I love you, you’re my best friend and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” Also known as Scary Spice, Mel B said there were rose petals everywhere, a log fire, a hotel. “It was very romantic. I love flowers.” The couple most recently worked together on the fourth season of the Australian version of “The Masked Singer.” Congratulations!

BET announced Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott of legendary, multiplatinum-selling R&B supergroup Xscape, will collectively receive the Lady of Soul honor at the Soul train Awards 2022. Xscape emerged on the scene in the ’90s with a sound of their own. Hosted by actor, comedian, and writer Deon Cole, the Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Sunday, Nov. 27 on BET and BET Her. 

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