Takeoff's Celebration of Life to Be Held at Atlanta's State Farm Arena (UPDATE)
Takeoff’s celebration of life is set to be held at the State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta on Friday, with tickets currently available to fans.
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UPDATED 11/10/22, 5:35 p.m. ET: Alicia Keys will not be performing or attending Takeoff’s funeral, a representative for the singer said following the release of a TMZ report in which sources claimed the Grammy winner was set to appear.
UPDATED 11/9/22, 4:54 p.m. ET: Alicia Keys is expected to perform at Takeoff’s funeral.
Sources tell TMZ the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will take the stage this Friday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, where friends, family, and fans will say their final goodbyes to the late Migos rapper.
It’s unknown what song(s) Keys’ will perform during the ceremony, as she and Takeoff never collaborated on a record, but the outlet points out that the singer and ATL trio secured uncredited features on Kanye West’s 2020 Donda 2 album; the former provided vocals for the “City of Gods” with Fivio Foreign and Playboi Carti, while the latter contributed to “We Did It Kid” with Baby Keem.
Shortly after Takeoff’s death was announced, Keys took to Twitter to express her condolences.
“This is too much. It’s like every day,” she wrote. “RIP Takeoff. Sending light to your family and loved ones. We are losing too many too soon!!”
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Details for the celebration of life for Takeoff have been announced.
Per WSB-TV2, the event will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at the State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. New Mercies Christian Church pastor Jesse Curney III will provide the eulogy.
Fans can secure a maximum of two tickets each via Ticketmaster, with doors opening at 11 a.m. Instead of gifts, Takeoff’s family asks that donations should be made to The Rocket Foundation, which aims to prevent gun violence.
Justin Bieber is set to perform at the memorial, per TMZ.
The Migos rapper was fatally shot in the early hours of November 1 at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. His bandmate and uncle Quavo was present at the time of the shooting, which also injured two others. The deadly scene was reportedly sparked after an altercation broke out following a private party, and authorities stated that it’s not believed Takeoff was directly involved. He was shot in the torso and the head, and died at the scene. He was 28.
Houston police said the investigation into the situation is ongoing. No arrests have been made yet, but Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has vowed to “solve this crime.”
In the days that have followed Takeoff’s shocking death, many of his closest friends and collaborators have shared their condolences. Drake was among the biggest champions of Migos throughout their career, and recently eulogized the rapper on his radio show Table for One.
“I’d just like to send our deepest condolences from the family to the entire QC, to our brother Quavo, to our brother Offset, to the friends and loved ones of the legendary, unprecedented Takeoff—a guy that I knew for a long, long time,” said Drizzy. “I’m sure people know how we started, of course, with ‘Versace.’ And from there, you know, we formed a brotherhood. … We love you, and I appreciate the memories, appreciate the memories.”