The funeral for Migos member take off takes place on Friday (Nov. 11) at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. According to a release announcing the Celebration of Life, it will take place at noon, with free tickets available to Georgia residents beginning Tuesday (Nov. 8) at 8 p.m. 14.00 up to and including Ticketmaster: there is a maximum of two tickets, tickets are non-transferable and guests must enter the venue together. Takeoff (born Kirshnik Khari Ball), 28, was gunned down at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas in the early hours of November. 1 for an after party he attended with his uncle and Migos bandmate, Quavo.
Rev. Jesse Curney III, senior pastor of New Mercies Christian Church, will deliver the eulogy at the service, according to the ATL radio station V-103. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and doors will open one hour prior to the funeral.
According to TMZ, in a statement Curney said, “I was truly saddened to hear the news. Kirsnick has been a faithful member since he was ten years old. He and his family were active and ardent supporters of the church and the community at large.” The public memorial will have a strict no photo/no video policy, with all devices subject to gate check in Yondr bags before entering the arena. The rapper’s family requested that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to The Rocket Foundationrecently created to support programs that support community-based solutions to prevent gun violence.
Friend and business partner Drake announced on Monday that he was postpone his scheduled show at Harlem’s Apollo Theater to mourn Takeoff. “The Apollo show has been moved to allow us to pay respects to our dear friend this weekend,” the superstar wrote on his Instagram Stories under an updated poster announcing the new December dates. 6 and 7. “We’ve added another date for the fans.”
Last week, Drake the memorial the late Migos rapper — who was shot down at a Houston bowling alley in the early morning hours of November. 1 — during the album release party for Her losshis new collaborative LP with 21 Savage.
“I just want to send our deepest condolences from the family to all of QC, to our brother Quavo, to our brother Offset, to friends and loved ones to the legendary, unprecedented Takeoff – a guy that I knew for a long, long time,” he said, adding, “I always talk about this being one family. My friends in the music industry aren’t friends, they’re family. So our deepest condolences – tragic loss for all of us and, you know, a dark cloud over this business , which we love so much.”
Takeoff was killed by “piercing gunshot wounds to the head and torso in the arm,” according to a report from the Harris County coroner’s office. He was hit when shots rang out during a private early-morning after-party attended by several dozen people where he was pronounced dead at the scene.
In addition to the many heartfelt praise from other musicians, Takeoff was honored in a funeral service and after party in Grand Theft Auto fellowship that took place on Monday.
See pictures from GTA burial below.