Takeoff, the mother of the late Migos rapper, is suing the bowling alley where the rapper was killed in a shooting last November.
Titania Davenport’s lawsuit alleges at least 20 counts of negligence on the part of 810 Billiards and Bowling and alleges that the company failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of dice game participants.
Takeoff was shot dead in the early hours of November 1 during a craps game involving dozens of young people, including fellow rapper Quavo, relatives of J. Prince and others. The shooting reportedly stemmed from an argument between people playing dice, and the moment Takeoff was filmed was caught on camera. He died at the scene of the accident.
His mother’s wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Harris County, Texas, only names 810 Billiards & Bowling but does not name the organizers of the event, who are said to be J Prince’s son, Jas Prince.
According to Rolling Stone, the lawsuit alleges that the bowling company failed to take appropriate steps to maintain the venue’s security because it knew the number of guests in attendance and the high profile of guests, which might have required a higher standard of security.
“The facility and premises were rented from a well-known music personality” – the family of Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince – and that there would be an “after hours” meetup with potentially many artists, popular athletes, etc. personalities of the public life,” the lawsuit states.
It added: “Despite these facts, the defendants have provided no screening mechanisms, no after-hours controls or security measures, and no enforcement of rules or industry standards to deter crime against their invitees.” [Takeoff]. Social media posts leading up to the party made it clear that not only would basic safety precautions need to be followed, but also advance planning and consideration should have been considered, which the defendants negligently failed to do.”
The lawsuit said the defendant could have easily foreseen that the venue could have been a target for criminals, particularly given previous incidents that occurred there.
“The defendants knew, or should have known, that a significant number of violent crimes were being committed on and in the area in question, but have negligently failed to protect those invited.” [Takeoff] from the risks of violent crime. Furthermore, in addition to previous offenses, the defendants negligently failed to take necessary and unique precautions based on the specific event and participants. In particular, the defendants knew that due to the nature of the party, there was a greater likelihood that celebrities would be present and potentially the target of crime. The defendants negligently claimed that adequate safeguards were in place when in fact they were not. As a result, many people came to the event without worrying.”
Cases of negligence listed by Davenport include failure of the venue to have adequate and adequate security in place to screen persons entering the event, failure to secure the premises to prevent unauthorized entry, and failure of the invited guests warned of the potential dangers of their presence at the venue and failed to properly retain, hire, train and supervise their staff.
A dollar amount for damages was not named, but the late rapper’s mother is asking the court to award damages, which include compensatory, special, economic, consequential, general and punitive damages, as permitted by Texas law.
Takeoff died at the age of 28. He was neither married nor did he have children.
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