Migos rapper Takeoff will be rested for more than a week in his hometown of Atlanta after he was killed in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston.
WSB-TV Atlanta 2 reported on Monday The slain rapper will be cremated this Friday at the State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. Pastor Jesse Kearney III of New Mercy Christian Church in Lilburn advised the outlet it would send Praise.
The funeral service is reportedly scheduled for 1 pm, although it is not clear whether it will be open to the general public. When contacted by The Times on Monday, an environmental activist did not share details related to the service.
“I was really saddened to hear the news,” Kearney noted in an announcement on Monday. tmz,
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, died on 1 November in a shooting that began after a personal celebration at 810 billiards and bowling. He was 28 years old.
According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded to the shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. and one person was found dead. Two others have been hospitalized with non-fatal accidents.
TMZ reported That takeoff and his Migos accomplices were playing Cube at a Quavo party, when an argument broke out and someone opened fire.
During a press briefing last week, Houston Police Chief Troy Finer said he believed two firearms were used in the shooting and that the shooter or shooters were present at the party and in their 20s. Finer said that he and his crew had no reason to imagine that the takeoff was “involved in any perpetrators” at the time of capture.
Houston police have not identified any suspects or announced any arrests.
In a preliminary report, a Harris County health worker ruled the rapper’s death to be a homicide. He died of “gunshot wounds to the arm of the head and torso”, the report noted, which has yet to be completed.
Takeoff, accompanied by his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, had arrived from the Lawrenceville suburb of Atlanta. Together, they formed the rap trio Migos, which were recognized for hits with “Stir Fry,” “Bad and Boggy” and “Walk It Talk It”.
Following the news of his death, fellow musicians celebrated the takeoff on social media.
Those paying tribute include Kid Cudi, Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey and Teyana Taylor. Also paying respects to the slain rapper was Drake, who mentioned on Instagram That he has “the best memories of all of us for seeing the world together and bringing light to every city.”
On Monday, the “Honestly, Nevermind” rapper introduced that he had rescheduled his Friday schedule at the Apollo Theater in New York City so that he could attend the takeoff funeral. He will now perform at the historic Harlem venue on December 6 and 7.
“The Apollo Show this weekend is moved to all of us to honor our dear friend,” he wrote on his Instagram story.