Takeoff Celebration of Life: See Photos Of Mourners Paying Their Respects To The Slain Migos Rapper By: Elissa Anderson November 11, 2022 6:40PM EST 1 of 6 Takeoff Memorial: See Photos Of His Celebration Of Life Nathan Posner/Shutterstock The memorial for Takeoff was held on Nov. 11, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. The ‘Celebration of Life’ for the slain Migos star came roughly two weeks after Takeoff (b. Kirshnik Khari Ball) was shot and killed in a Houston, Texas bowling alley. The memorial was held at the State Farm Arena, allowing the residents of Atlanta – who saw Takeoff rise to hip-hop superstardom as part of Migos – to pay their respects to their friend and hero. ‘Takeoff was one of the most influential names in modern music whose creativity left a profound impact on music and culture as we know it today,’ his family said when announcing the Celebration of Life. ‘The cherished Quality Control/Motown superstar was a part of the supergroup Migos and was a beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, and friend to so many.’ Ahead of the memorial, reports claimed that Drake had postponed his New York City show to attend the event and that both Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys were booked to perform. Takeoff’s family requested 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.” November 11, 2022, 1:50PM 2 of 6 Takeoff Memorial Nathan Posner/Shutterstock A fan of the rapper Takeoff wears a button memorializing the artist outside of his funeral at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was free for Atlanta residents since Migos rose to prominence in the Georgia metropolis. November 11, 2022, 1:50PM 3 of 6 Fans Memorialize Takeoff Nathan Posner/Shutterstock One fan poses with a memorial shirt for Takeoff. This person attended the Celebration of Life at State Farm Arena on Nov. 11, paying their respects to the slain Migos star. November 11, 2022, 1:50PM 4 of 6 A Man Sells A Takeoff T-Shirt Nathan Posner/Shutterstock A man attempts to sell a Takeoff t-shirt outside of the State Farm Arena. Merchandise like this was sold to those arriving to pay their respects to the late Takeoff. November 11, 2022, 1:50PM 5 of 6 Takeoff Fans Check In Nathan Posner/Shutterstock A punk — with a jacket that would put New York City’s Search & Destroy to shame — checks in for Takeoff’s Celebration of Life on Nov. 11. Takeoff’s memorial drew in the ATL community, as many fans saw him and Migos reestablish Atlanta as the capital of hip-hop. November 11, 2022, 1:50PM 6 of 6 Fans Mourn Takeoff Nathan Posner/Shutterstock A man in a chef’s hat holds a floral memorial to Takeoff. The rapper was slain in Houston, Texas, reportedly over a dice game. November 11, 2022, 1:52PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.