Pictures And Clips From Takeoff’s Memorial
The sky was gray with rain clouds as a crowd of mourners made their way into Atlanta’s State Farm Arena to celebrate the life of the rapper Takeoff, the cornerstone of the Migos who was shot dead on November 1.
The showers, the mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, would tell us later, were a good omen for a funeral, meaning Takeoff, born Kirsnik Khari Ball, had been heaven bound.
Justin Bieber — who was rumored to perform at the funeral — did indeed sing at service, as did Yolanda Adams, Byron Cage and Chloe Bailey. Although a press release sent prior to the gathering, there was a “strict no photo and no video policy” inside of the venue, here are some exclusive ones from Dreddsworld:
Also, one guest managed to snag a video of Drake giving a speech from inside the memorial and posted it on Twitter.
🚨 Drake speaks at Take Off ‘s Funeral in Atlanta#lltakeoff #takeoff #riptakeoff #drake pic.twitter.com/yY7nlcPhsn
— CulturedUpdates (@CulturedUpdatez) November 11, 2022
Among those in attendance were Quavo and Offset, who gave speeches at the funeral, as well as Cardi B, Mayor Andre Dickens, Gucci Mane, Cee-Lo Green, City Girls, Russell Simons, Lil Yachty and many more.
The “One Dance” rapper, 36, can be heard saying how he “loved” when Takeoff would remove his shades and squint his eyes while simultaneously having them wide open.
In the press release, Takeoff’s family also asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, all attendees donate to the Rocket Foundation, which supports community-based programs that help prevent gun violence.
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