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Funeral for Takeoff to Be Held at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena

The event is open to the public, but limited to only Georgia residents

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Takeoff, photo by Heather Kaplan

    Migos’ Takeoff will be officially laid to rest during a funeral on Friday, November 11th at the State Farm Arena in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

    Takeoff’s funeral will begin at 12:00 p.m. local time. The event is open to the public, but free tickets will only be available to residents of Georgia. Tickets can be obtained starting Tuesday, November 8th at 2 p.m. local time via Ticketmaster (tickets are non-transferable and fans are limited to a maximum of two.)

    The funeral will follow a strict no photo or video policy, and media will be prohibited from covering the event. Attendees will be asked to check their devices inside of Yondr bags upon entry into the arena. More details can be found here.

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    The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts that donations should be made to The Rocket Foundation which was recently established to support programs which are saving lives through proven, community-based solutions to prevent gun violence.

    Takeoff, 28, was shot and killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas in the early hours of November 1st. He and his uncle, fellow Migos rapper Quavo, were playing dice when he was shot after a fight broke out. Police don’t believe Takeoff was involved in the fight. No arrests have been made in relation to the shooting.

    Born Kirshnik Khari Ball, Takeoff, Quavopis “Quavo” Marshall, and cousin Kiari “Offset” Cephus grew up in the same household in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The trio first began rapping together in 2008 under the name Polo Club before changing their name to Migos. In 2013, they released their first proper single “Versace,” and their debut album Yung Rich Nation followed in 2015, but it was 2017’s Culture — featuring lead single  “Bad and Boujee”– that catapulted the group to superstardom.

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    Takeoff released his debut solo album,  The Last Rocket, in 2018, while Migos’ last LP was 2021’s Culture III. Last month, Takeoff and Quavo teamed up for an album without Offset called Only Built for Infinity Links.

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