UPDATE at 5:55 p.m. ET: The funeral service for Takeoff appears to be over as fans captured video of the hearse leaving the State Farm Arena.
It’s a cloudy day in Atlanta this Friday. And the weather reflects the town’s heart because it prepares to bury one in all its lyrical talents–gone way too soon. Funeral services are underway for Kirsnick Khari Bell, higher known within the entertainment industry as Takeoff.
The young rapper was shot and killed in Houston on November 1 while attending a non-public event with Quavo. Officials pronounced him dead on the scene after being shot multiple times in the pinnacle and torso. Police are still investigating the shooting, but his label Quality Control blamed the unlucky passing on“senseless violence and a stray bullet.” Takeoff was 28.
Takeoff’s Funeral Services Underway In Atlanta
Takeoff, along along with his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, found mainstream success within the group Migos. But in recent months, the group parted ways for unconfirmed reasons. Quavo and Takeoff released a joint album, Only Built For Infinity Links, on October 7.
Just a couple of short weeks after Takeoff demanded his musical impact flowers on Drink Champs, the rapper isn’t any longer here to just accept them. In keeping with TMZ, Takeoff’s funeral service began within the State Farm Arena at noon local time. Earlier this week, Georgia residents could secure as much as two tickets via Ticketmaster.
Though photos or videos are prohibited contained in the venue, folks have already posted each online. Circulating footage shows a packed venue with family, friends, and fans filling the stands.
A booklet details the service schedule, including musical selections and interludes, a video montage, poem and scripture reading, and private reflections from attendees. Justin Beiber is reportedly one in all the musical acts booked.
Takeoff’s family has asked that individuals donate to the Rocket Foundation in lieu of flowers or gifts, which supports programs combatting gun violence, per Page Six.
Before the beginning of the service, street videos captured the hearse carrying Takeoff driving through the town.
Social Media Tributes For Takeoff Skyrocket
Since his passing, fans have gotten creative with their tributes to the rapper. Takeoff has inspired a wave of affection across social media, from artwork to haircuts, as his family begins laying him to rest.
A legend 🕊🙌🏿 #Takeoff
🎥 asmrroger pic.twitter.com/RMNSNmz0av
— REVOLT (@revolttv) November 2, 2022
Meanwhile, celebrities are also taking to social media to send their condolences and love while sharing in his family’s grief. Meek Mill took to Twitter to send prayers and apologize for missing the funeral.
Mayor Of Atlanta Reportedly Presents Award To Takeoff
In keeping with Gossip In The City, the mayor of Atlanta awarded Takeoff the celebrated Phoenix Award in the course of the memorial service.
The outlet also claimed that Drake cried while reading a poem dedicated to the fallen artist. Moreover, the outlet said Offset and Quavo attended the services as a united front.
“Offset and Quavo got here together today. They each said they desired to deal with brotherhood and family. Offset speech was very emotional, and he could barely get anything out,” Gossip In The City said.
The Shade Room sends its condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Takeoff–the rapper, the Migo, and THE ROCKET!