Prince, who did not attend the funeral, performed a tribute to the deceased Migos rap along hundreds of roses outside 810 Billiards and Bowling. Pigeons were also released in TakeOff’s honor.
Given the circumstances surrounding the situation, with many holding the Prince family responsible for TakeOff’s death, social media was buzzing with users expressing their displeasure with the gesture.
“You would have thought J Prince Jr died but no… This whole memorial is BS,” a user wrote on Twitter. Another tweeted: “J Prince should be ashamed, why would you put your names in flowers on a Takeoff memorial? Go to hell!!!”
After TakeOff’s untimely demise, Prince offered his condolences on Instagram and called for the killer to be brought to justice.
“The Prince family would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of a beautiful soul @yrntakeoff,” Prince wrote. “To Houstonians and families around the world, this one breaks my heart because Takeoff was a brother, a son, a role model and a God-loving human being.”
He continued: “Sorrow is the price of love; a bill people from all over the world are paying right now as we mourn this loss. I’ve known Takeoff, Quavo and Offset for many years and there’s been nothing but mutual love for each other and that’s never going to change as far as we’re concerned. This should not have happened. This should never have happened in our city. This should not have been recorded and this should certainly not be circulating on social media for family, friends and fans to see.”
Takeoff was laid to rest Friday (November 11) with a memorial service attended by over 20 people at the State Farm Insurance Arena in Atlanta. During the funeral, Offset gave an emotional eulogy for his cousin and ex Migos band mate.
“Changed music culture forever, you did it Take,” Offset said. “You changed that flow. That flow came from Take, the originator. The originator of that flow. He changed the music.”
“Lord give us the strength, give us the strength, the family and everyone, give us the strength,” he continued. “I don’t want to question God, but I just don’t get it.”
“Start your untimely passing has brought a lot of pain and sorrow to so many lives,” Cardi began her post. “The impact you had on this world was so significant and we have struggled to come to terms with this tragedy. I am devastated but grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while you were here with us.
She added: “This has truly been a nightmare and the pain is beyond compare. The emptiness your brothers feel is unbearable and I pray that you give Offset, Quavo and your friends and family the strength to carry on as they try to cope with this loss.”