“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 for sure my boy,” Meek wrote.
He added: “And I apologize for missing your funeral ima forever rep y’all boys.”
Taking place on Friday afternoon (November 11) at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, TakeOff’s funeral was free to Atlanta residents who were able to get their hands on tickets via Ticketmaster earlier this week.
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
According to Atlanta radio station V-103, Reverend Jesse Curney III of New Mercies Christian Church handled TakeOff’s funeral service at the 20,000 capacity arena, and promptly started at 12:00 pm ET.
Despite there being a strict no-phone policy for the event, Akademiks shared a few photos of the program for the afternoon service as well as a few photos of the inside of State Farm Arena.
It was reported that TakeOff’s family also asked in lieu of gifts that fans make a donation to the rapper’s Rocket Foundation, which combats gun violence.
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TakeOff (real name Kirsnick Khari Ball) was shot and killed while at a Houston, Texas bowling alley on November 2. Authorities in Houston, Texas were notified of a shooting “shortly after 2:30 a.m.” at a local bowling alley where a dice game had taken place.
The Harris County Medical Examiner confirmed in TakeOff’s autopsy report on November 2 that the Migos member died of “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm.” No arrests have been made yet, and Houston Police have called on witnesses to “step up” to help them identify the trigger man.
“We’re looking for anything to help us from there,” Sgt. Michael Arrington said at a press conference. “We want to find justice for [Takeoff’s] family. They’re going through a lot right now. And the only thing that we can do is hope that y’all reach out and assist us in any way to lead to evidence that will help us to apprehend and get charges and arrest on the person responsible for the death of Takeoff.”
Police Chief Troy Finner chimed in: “I just want to say something to our city, Houston, and every brother and sister in the neighborhoods. I’m calling you to action to step up. There were 40 people at least at this event, and people left, possibly out of fear.
“Actually, one thing — and I want this to resonate with everybody. What if it was your brother? What if it was your son? You’d want somebody to step up. So please, step up. Get the information to us so we can bring some closure to this family who’s hurting right now.”
Quavo and TakeOff had just released their first album ogether Only Built for Infinity Links, and Migos wrapped its critically lauded Culture trilogy with Culture IIIlast June. TakeOff released his lone solo album The Last Rocket in 2018, and Offset announced on Thursday (November 10) that he was delaying the release of his new solo album following the death of his cousin.