On Friday Takeoff was remembered in Atlanta by his family, his friends, and his fans in a star-studded celebration of life ceremony.
According to Page six, his funeral was held at the State Farm Arena, which has a capacity of 21,000 people.
Today we honor Kirsnick Khari Ball pic.twitter.com/zcixp2hz9D
— State Farm Arena (@StateFarmArena) November 11, 2022
Memorial Service For Takeoff Is Being Held Today In Atlanta At The State Farm Arena ???#migos #takeoff #offset #quavo #statefarmarena #atlanta #rap #cardib #riptakeoff #takeofffuneral #takeoffmemorial pic.twitter.com/zeSBQ77IFR
— Sam Cook (@SamCook_7) November 11, 2022
Justin Bieber, who was rumored to perform at the funeral, was reportedly present along with Quavo, Offset and Chloe Bailey.
According to a press release sent prior to the gathering, there was a “strict no photo and no video policy” inside of the venue.
However, one guest managed to snag a video of Drake giving a speech from inside the memorial and posted it on Twitter.
The “One Dance” rapper, 36, can be heard saying how he “loved” when Takeoff would remove his shades and squint his eyes while simultaneously having them wide open.
— CulturedUpdates (@CulturedUpdatez) November 11, 2022
In the press release, Takeoff’s family also asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, all attendees donate to the Rocket Foundation, which supports community-based programs that help prevent gun violence.
According to AtlantaDaily Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens spoke about Takeoff’s impact on the city’s thriving music culture and presented his family with the prestigious Phoenix Award, the City of Atlanta’s highest award.
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot dead at age 28 at a bowling alley in Houston on Nov. 1.
There have not been any arrests made, but police said in a press conference last week that they “want to find justice” and asked the public to aid in their investigation.
more from twitter:
Offset speech of Takeoff ???? Long Live Takeoff! ??️❤️ pic.twitter.com/U99gT8jEpb
— Fdr Zee “Ahn.Ree” Mufasa ? (@_AHNREE) November 11, 2022
Quavo speaks on the passing of his nephew Takeoff at his funeral ????
Let’s all continue to lift their family and friends up in our prays ?? pic.twitter.com/2c1AzsJo4D
— dwntwnwrld (@dwntwnwrld) November 11, 2022
Quavo lost his live long road dog and family in Takeoff. Hes going to be feeling so much pain for the rest of his life man. The entire situation is so heartbreaking. Long Live Takeoff. pic.twitter.com/HPUR8Bc6V3
— UrbanNoizeRmx (@UrbanNoize2) November 11, 2022
— Rap Alert (@The_rap_alert) November 11, 2022
Chloe Bailey performing Beyonce’s ‘Heaven’
— Albanus 10 (@Kiswili_10) November 11, 2022
Sending lots of love and healing energy to the family of Takeoff. Can’t imagine the hurt and pain they are dealing with especially today. Long live Takeoff ♥️♥️♥️
— Tasha Fierce™??? (@its_tasha_baby) November 11, 2022
Rip to TAKE OFF .. I barely believe in this shit we living in…. Prayers to your mother, family and the whole QC! You change to rules forsure my boy! ???? and I apologize for missing your funeral ?? ima forever rep y’all boys!
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) November 11, 2022
#LLT #LongLiveTakeoff #NeverForgotten #NeverForget Long Live Takeoff. Love those around you, keep them close, love on them like never before. You never know when they could be gone, this tragedy was so unnecessary #BlackPeople we need to stop killing our own. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/KZuNkFTPFs
— King (@MrKingCoop) November 11, 2022
Long Live Takeoff. Dont take time for granted. Hug somebody you love Not just today but everyday. They was really Jits with each other every step of the way. I hope @QuavoStuntin understands that hes not gone. He'll always be with you and its hard now but one day you will pic.twitter.com/cmotrHHG3h
— QC (@BNEQC) November 11, 2022