On Friday, November 11, Takeoff’s funeral was held at State Homestead Field in Atlanta, and Offset and Quavo delivered a touching speech. Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, a 28-year-old man was shot and killed in a bowling alley. Takeoff’s Celebration of Life was attended by 21,000 people, including various celebrities. Justin Bieber, Yolanda Adams, Chloe Bailey, and Byron Cage all sang at Takeoff’s funeral alongside Gucci Mane, Cee-Lo Green and Lil Yachty. Drake and Offset, as well as Takeoff’s family, gave a moving speech at the Atlanta Hawks Stadium.
Offset crying over the coffin before Takeoff is buried forever 🙏🕊💔 pic.twitter.com/bn9rsO5Sxz
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 12, 2022
Although Day of Life had a strict no photo taking or phone ban policy, a blurry video appeared on Twitter showing Offset’s emotional remarks. “[Takeoff] Music has always changed the way I live,” said the Migos star. “You turned the tide. Its flow came from its founder, Take. creator of the flow. He changed the music.” “Lord, give us strength. Just give us a boost. Families, give us strength. I don’t want to question God, but I don’t understand.” “In some cases, I don’t understand you. And I believe in you, father,” he said, approaching God to understand why he took the rapper’s life.
I understand they don’t stream Takeoff’s funeral. He spread the video on the internet as if he wasn’t a human who lost his life.
As a fan, it would be great to see a service that pays tribute, but I understand. Let’s find another way.
—jb. 💗 (@jadesesterr__) November 10, 2022
How do I donate to Takeoff’s Rocket Foundation?
Rapper Takeoff was shot and killed at a private party at the 810 Billiards and Bowling in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. A “Life Celebration” memorial administration was held in Atlanta’s State Farm Area, home of the NBA Atlanta Hawks. It was held on Friday 11th November for family, companions and fans. Shortly after his tragic misfortune, the “Rocket Foundation” was established to combat gun violence. According to its website, the facility will “support life-saving programs through community-based, proven solutions to prevent gun violence.” To honor Takeoff’s legacy, his family asks people to donate to a facility that “creates a network that doesn’t suffer from gun violence.” To donate, visit the Rocket Foundation website. https://www.pledge.to/rocket-foundation
Takeoff’s funeral was held at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Friday in front of fans, family, and fellow celebrities. The Migos rapper was shot dead on November 1st at the age of 28. A free public memorial service for Takeoff was held with speeches from his bandmates Offset and Quavo. Short clips circulated online of Quavo remembering his nephew and Offset praising the flow of his once-eliminated cousin, despite asking attendees not to use their phones.
Rip to TAKE OFF..I hardly believe this shit we live in….Pray for mother, family and whole QC! You change the rules for my boy! 🙏🏾🙏🏾 And sorry for not having a funeral 🤲🏾 ima Forever rep y’all boy!
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) November 11, 2022
Drake, who previously toured with Migos, also made a big appearance at the funeral to speak about his late colleague Takeoff. Chlöe Bailey, Justin Bieber, Yolanda Adams and Byron Cage have performed on the service, billed as a celebration of life. At the event, Atlanta President Andre Dickens presented the Takeoff family with the Phoenix Award, the city’s highest award. Instead of flowers, the Grievers were asked to make a donation to the Rocket Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to prevent gun violence, in memory of Takeoff. Despite Quavo’s tribute speech, Quavo posted a statement on his Instagram account Saturday morning honoring his nephew Takeoff. He recalled what it was like growing up with Takeoff and how they were “consistently in the same boat”. The rapper praised his nephew’s playful bones and calm yet strong demeanor. He also said it was Takeoff’s plan to start making music.
Justin Bieber attended TakeOff’s funeral and reportedly performed ‘Ghost’ acoustically.
In order to respect the family’s privacy, we will not upload any photos or videos of the performance, but there are responses from attendees who say, “Justin Bieber’s singing was so beautiful.” pic.twitter.com/corjZJdUbZ
— Justin Bieber News (@jbtraacker) November 11, 2022