ATLANTA — Services are planned for Friday for Migos rapper TakeOff at State Farm Arena.
The artist was shot and killed last week at a Houston bowling alley in an incident that authorities there continue to investigate, with no named suspects and little information about the exact moments in which TakeOff was shot.
His death set off an outpouring of grief around Atlanta and in the larger hip-hop community, which has remembered the 28-year-old as a creative genius and gift lyricist who was poised for big things beyond his run with the iconic rap trio Migos.
Celebration of life ticket information for TakeOff
The services are set to be held at State Farm Arena on Friday, Nov. 11, at noon, with doors opening at 11 a.m. They will be overseen by Lilburn's New Mercies Church and senior pastor Rev. Jesse Curney III.
According to the arena in downtown Atlanta, tickets were made available at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday at noon, the arena said tickets were sold out and that capacity for the event was reached. Those who bought a ticket must be Georgia residents, and they were free of charge. Organizers said you could only get two tickets. Those who wish to pay their respects could get tickets at Ticketmaster.
The public memorial will follow a strict no photo and no video policy, they said. All devices will be checked with Yondr bags before entering the arena. Additionally, the arena said that "fans who were not able to secure tickets are strongly encouraged to not come downtown. No gifts or items will be permitted to be left at or near the venue."
Lore’l from The Morning Hustle, a nationally-syndicated radio program on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, told 11Alive's Jon Shirek last week that "everyone is extremely devastated" at TakeOff's passing.
“Migos literally shaped and changed the sound of hip-hop music,” Lore’l said. “TakeOff was such an important part of the group. I mean, one part--one-third--of the biggest group that, up to date, we’ve seen in my lifetime,” she struggled to find the words, in her grief. “I just can’t even, I can’t even imagine.”
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.
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