take off has been remembered at a vigil held by his closest friends and family – watch footage from the memorial ceremony below.
On Friday (November 4), several videos of an intimate candlelight ceremony began circulating online. In the short clip, the deceased Migos the rapper’s loved ones rally around each other as they chant TakeOff’s name and release a set of balloons spelling his stage name high into the sky.
Attendees can be heard shouting, “RIP [Rest in peace] TakeOff,” in addition to the phrase “Nawfside,” which TakeOff and several other of his rap peers in Atlanta used to pay tribute to their upbringing on the city’s north side.
Watch scenes from the shift below:
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Tributes have been pouring in from across the hip-hop community since the world woke up to it the news of Takeoff’s death Tuesday (November 1). Authorities say they were notified around 2:30 a.m. of an altercation at 810 Billiards and Bowling in downtown Houston.
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was among a group of people – which also included his uncle and Migo’s bandmate Quavo — watching a dice game when one an argument broke out and shots were fired.
The 28-year-old died of gunshot wounds to the head and torso, the Houston Coroner’s Office concluded in its autopsy report. Two other people were injured and transported to an area hospital, including Quavo’s assistant Joshua “Wash” Washington.
Gucci Mane, Killer Mikeand Joe Buddenwas among the first to share their reactions to the tragic news on social media. Others included Drake, Future, 21 Savage, Travis Scottand 2 Chainz come soon posting of tribute and good memories from Takeoff.
Quavo has yet to publicly comment on the loss of his nephew, who he was recently released with Only built for Infinity Links, their debut project as the duo Unc & Phew. They just had released a video for their single “Messy” the night before Takeoff was killed.
Wednesday morning (November 2) a mural appeared along the Atlanta BeltLine as a tribute to the fallen hometown hero. TakeOff released his only solo project in the form of his debut effort The last rocket just over four years ago in November 2018.