The popular club promoter who was arrested for the murder of rapper Takeoff wrote “I’m not perfect” on social media a week after he allegedly shot the Migos star dead.
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested Thursday night and charged with the murder of Takeoff, who police say was an ‘innocent bystander’ when he was hit by gunfire outside a Houston bowling alley on May 1 november.
The 28-year-old musician was shot in the head and chest outside 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston after a “lucrative” dice game turned into an argument.
Clark is believed to have fired the fatal shots and it has since emerged that a week after the shooting, the strip club promoter tweeted on Nov. 9: “I’m not perfect, but I’m tough.”
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, (pictured), was arrested on Thursday evening and charged with the murder of Takeoff, who police say was an ‘innocent bystander’ when he was hit by gunfire outside a bowling alley in Houston on November 1.
The 28-year-old musician (pictured) was shot in the head and chest outside 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston after a ‘lucrative’ game of dice turned into an argument
‘I’m in shock right now’: Tributes pour in from music community as rapper Takeoff is shot
Tributes poured in for Takeoff after the Migos rapper was shot “during a game of dice” in front of his uncle and teammate Quavo outside a bowling alley in Texas on Tuesday.
As news of the shooting spread, friends and admirers of Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, took to Twitter to pay their respects.
Boxer Chris Eubank Jr said: “I remember @1YoungTakeoff being a very down to earth and cool guy. I can’t believe I have to say this again about another young black star killed for no reason something really has to change in the industry it’s sickening how easily and often people die . Takeoff RIP’.
Rapper Ugly God wrote: ‘don’t you realize these n*****s changed the whole cadence of rap when they came out? rip takeoff. this man has stayed away, minimizes it and minds his own business from the start. If that’s not enough to be left alone, then idk.
Reality star Claudia Johnson tweeted: ‘Sad and insane’. He was a bystander and got shot. We have to do something so that everyone and their moms in Texas have guns! Especially reckless people who can’t just disagree with people – they have to resort to that! My deepest condolences to all of Takeoff’s family. Left at 28.
Fellow rapper Russ tweeted: “rip takeoff” followed by a prayer emoji, while YouTuber Nikita Dragun tweeted a photo of Takeoff.
City Girls’ Yung Miami tweeted her shock, writing, “Shit take off” along with a series of broken hearts.
American rapper Almighty Jay commented on Takeoff’s Instagram: “Bro you were such a laid back gang you didn’t deserve any of this bro. I just talked to you bro. It hurts.’
Clark, who ran strip club The Flame HTX, also tweeted on Nov. 8, “I’ve been hurt so many times it’s hard for me to feel the love.”
A day after the shooting, on Nov. 2, Clark tweeted, “God got me, he got me.”
At news of Clark’s arrest for Takeoff’s murder, those who knew him were shocked because “that’s not the kind of person he is” – with some saying he was “framed”.
‘I know him. He’s not like that. Honestly, I feel like they got the wrong guy,’ one of Clark’s friends told The Daily Beast. “He doesn’t go mad or hostile. He is very kind and caring. That’s all I have to say. I feel like he’s trapped.
Rapper Jmali said: ‘You can see by everyone’s reactions that we are shocked because this is not the kind of person [Clark] is. He was talking about business, not violence.
He added: “Pat was similar to Takeoff in that he was quiet and just went about his business. That’s why it’s so surprising to everyone here.
Clark is currently being held in jail awaiting a bail hearing following his arrest Thursday night for the murder of Takeoff.
The takeoff was shot outside the downtown bowling alley around 2.30am on November 1, when police said an argument broke out as more than 30 people left a private party there.
Police previously said another man and woman suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and at least two people opened fire.
Police Sergeant. Michael Burrow told a news conference on Friday that the shootings followed a disagreement over a “lucrative” dice game, but that Takeoff was not involved and was “an innocent bystander”.
Finner said police don’t know if Clark was invited to the party or if he knew Takeoff.
Horrifying footage has shown the desperate attempts of Migos rapper Quavo as he tried to help his nephew Takeoff after he was shot.
Quavo, Takeoff’s teammate and uncle, looked distraught as he knelt on his nephew moments after the shooting as he could be heard screaming for help.
Every person at the scene left without speaking to police, Burrow said. Some of those people have since been located by authorities, who also worked to piece together the events with ballistics, video and audio recordings, according to Burrow. He said investigators are still trying to locate witnesses.
Footage shows Takeoff lying dead on the ground, while Quavo – wearing an orange top – rushes to his side and shouts for someone to help him
“We’ll try to find you,” he said. “It will be easier if you come and find us.
On Wednesday, authorities announced the arrest of Cameron Joshua in connection with the shooting.
Joshua was charged with illegally having a firearm when Takeoff was shot, but prosecutors said the 22-year-old did not fire the weapon.
Christopher Downey, Joshua’s attorney, told reporters he had seen nothing to suggest his client was involved in Takeoff’s murder.
Burrow said investigators believe it was Clark’s gunshots that could have killed the rapper.
Prosecutors on Friday asked a court to set Clark’s bail at $1 million, arguing he was a flight risk. After the Takeoff filming, Clark applied for an expedited passport by submitting the itinerary for an “imminent” flight to Mexico, according to court records.
They say he was arrested the day he received the passport and was in possession of a “large sum” of cash.
Fans and fellow artists, including Drake and Justin Bieber, celebrated Takeoff’s musical legacy at a memorial service last month in Atlanta.
Migos label Quality Control mourned Takeoff’s death in a statement posted to Instagram that attributed it to “senseless violence.”
Migos first broke through with the massive hit “Versace” in 2013. They had four Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, although Takeoff was not on their multi-week No. 1 hit “Bad and Boujee “, with Lil Uzi Vert. They released a trilogy of albums titled ‘Culture’, ‘Culture II’ and ‘Culture III’, with the first two reaching number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
In the weeks leading up to his death, Takeoff, who released the solo album “The Last Rocket” in 2018, and Quavo released “Only Built for Infinity Links.” Takeoff hoped the joint album with Quavo would build respect for his lyrical abilities, telling the “Drink Champs” podcast, “It’s time to give me my flowers.”
As Clark’s arrest was announced on Friday, Takeoff’s vocals were heard again, featured on “Feel The Fiyaaaah” alongside A$AP Rocky on Metro Boomin’s album released that day. “Heroes and Villains”.
He sang, ‘It’s quiet in the streets right now.’