In a very heart-rending interview, 24-year-old Sydney Leday talks about what it was like to be on the scene of the crime where rapper Takeoff met his unfortunate demise. In an interview on KHOU 11, the young adult explains that she had just turned 24 and went to the party all dressed up in a costume for Halloween to continue her birthday celebrations.
She recounts seeing people play a game of dice that got heated. After noticing that the people who were playing the game got irate, she came to the realization that things were escalating, but at that point, it was too late.
Shots were then heard, and while everyone ran for cover, she recalls feeling a sting in the back of her head, which made her stumble and fall to the ground. A friend took her to the hospital, where she was treated and released; however, she expressed great sorrow when she was asked to recount the scene further.
She also shared that it was extremely heartbreaking that the American rapper lost his life in the incident. With her tear-filled eyes, Leday said that upon being released from the hospital, she suffered from anxiety and depression, which made the entire event even more traumatic and painful.
The 24-year-old stated that she had not yet sought the counselling of a therapist to aid her in her time of need.
Takeoff was shot and killed on November 1 of last year.
Watch the victim’s interview below: