Family, friends and fans gather in Atlanta for funeral

UPDATED at 5:55 PM ET: The funeral for Takeoff appears to be over as fans captured video of the hearse leaving State Farm Arena.


It’s a cloudy day in Atlanta on Friday. And the weather reflects the heart of the city as it prepares to bury one of its poetic talents – gone far too soon. Funeral services are underway Kirsnick Khari Bellbetter known in the entertainment industry as Take off.

The young rapper was shot and killed in Houston on November 1 while attending a private event with Quavo. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene after being shot multiple times in the head and torso. Police are still investigating the shooting, but his label Quality Control blamed it on an unfortunate act of adultery“callous violence and a stray bullet.” Takeoff was on the 28th.

BREAKING: Family, friends and fans gather in Atlanta for funeral service, hails social media trend
HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 2: A public image of a memorial to rapper Takeoff is seen at 810 Billiards & Bowling on November 2, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
Funeral services for the takeoff underway in Atlanta

Takeoff, along with his cousin Quavo and cousin Offset, achieved mainstream success in the group Migos. But in recent months, the group parted ways for unconfirmed reasons. Quavo and Takeoff released a joint albumBuilt for infinity links only, on the 7th of October.

Just a few short weeks after Takeoff claimed his musical influence would blossom Drink Champs, the rapper is no longer here to receive them. According to TMZ, The takeoff funeral began at State Farm Arena at noon local time. Earlier this week, Georgia residents were able to secure up to two tickets through Ticketmaster.

BREAKING: Family, friends and fans gather in Atlanta for funeral service, hails social media trend
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 11: Atmospheric view
at Celebration of Life for Migos’ takeoff at State Farm Arena on November 11, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Derek White/Getty Images)

Although photos or videos are prohibited inside the venue, people have already posted both online. Footage circulating shows a packed venue with family, friends and fans filling the stands.

A brochure describes the program of services, including music selections and interludes, video installations, poetry and scripture readings, and personal reflections from attendees. Justin Beiber is reportedly one of the music acts that have been booked.

Takeoff’s family has asked people to donate Rocket Foundation in lieu of flowers or gifts, which supports programs that fight gun violence, pr Page six.

Before the service began, street videos caught the hearse carrying the Flugtak driving through the city.

Social media tributes for the takeoff of the Skyrocket

Since his death, fans have gotten creative with their tributes to the rapper. Takeoff has inspired an outpouring of love on social media, from artwork to haircuts, as his family begins to lay him to rest.

Meanwhile, celebrities are also taking to social media to send condolences and love while sharing their family’s grief. Meek Mill took to Twitter to send prayers and apologize for missing the funeral.

Atlanta’s mayor reportedly presents an award for takeoff

According to Gossip in the city, The Mayor of Atlanta presented Takeoff with the prestigious Phoenix Award at the memorial service.

The outlet also claimed that Drake cried while reading a poem dedicated to the fallen artist. In addition, the outlet said that Offset and Quavo attended the service as a united front.

“Offset and Quavo got together today. Both said they want to focus on brotherhood and family. Offset’s speech was very emotional and he could barely get anything out.” Gossip in the city said.

The shadow room condolences to the family, friends and fans of Takeoff – the rapper, Migo and THE ROCKET!

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