As reported by TMZ, TakeOff’s funeral will be placed at Atlanta, Georgia’s State Farm Arena on Friday, November 11. The arena can hold up to 20,000 people.
Takeoff’s service will be led by Reverend Jesse Curney, III of New Mercies Christian Church. It will begin promptly at 1:00 pm EST, as reported originally by the Atlanta radio station V-103.
Reverend Curney acknowledged the loss of the deceased rapper as a blow to the neighborhood, and he reflected on the deceased man’s and his family’s devotion to the church.
I was deeply saddened to learn this,” Reverend Curney said in an official statement. Since he was a little boy, Kirsnick has been a dedicated club member. He and his loved ones were strong backers of the local church and community.
Takeoff’s loved ones released balloons in his honor over the weekend in Atlanta, and now his funeral is being conducted there. The Atlanta mural honoring Takeoff was created by graffiti artist Armondo “Ape” Monoletti.
TakeOff was slain on November 2 in a Houston, Texas, bowling alley. The Houston Police Department was alerted “shortly after 2:30 am.” about a shooting that occurred at a local bowling alley during a dice game.
A fight broke out, and then shots were fired, although specifics are lacking. TakeOff, a member of the hip-hop group Migos, was found dead from “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and chest into an arm,” according to the autopsy report released by the Harris County Medical Examiner on November 2.
There have been no reported arrests. Drake, Jim Jones, Kanye West, Coach K, 50 Cent, and many more in the Hip Hop culture have all paid tribute to TakeOff.
After he passed away, TakeOff’s Instagram popularity increased. When the Migos artist went away, a screenshot showed that TakeOff had 7.7 million followers; as of this writing, his account has gained around a million more, for a total of 8.6 million.
Also, on Sunday, before their game against the Chargers in Los Angeles, the Atlanta Falcons honored TakeOff (November 6). The group played “T-Shirt” from Migos’s classic album Culture while displaying photographs of the rapper on the jumbotron at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
While Migos finished its critically acclaimed Culture trilogy with Culture III last June, TakeOff and Quavo were just releasing their debut collaborative album, Only Built for Infinity Links. The Last Rocket, TakeOff’s debut solo album, was also released that year.