Thousands gathered in Atlanta on Thursday, November 11, to celebrate the life and legacy of Migos rapper Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff.
The memorial service, which was held at the State Farm Arena, began at 12 noon and was officiated by Jesse Curney III, pastor of New Mercies Christian Church in Lilburn.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens honored Takeoff by presenting his family with the prestigious Phoenix Award, the city’s highest honor.
Offset gave credited Takeoff for how he “changed the culture of music forever” and was responsible for their flow.
The rapper went on to speak directly to God saying, “Lord, give us the strength. The family…everybody…just give us the strength. I don’t want to question you, God. But, I just don’t get it.”
Quavo remembered his nephew and how they did everything together.
He recalled how their first dream was to be tag team partners in the WWE.
Phones were not permitted during the funeral service. Unfortunately, some violated the family’s request and still filmed portions of the service and shared it on social media.
Official photos from the funeral service have been released.
See a few below.
Please keep Takeoff’s family and all who knew and loved him in your thoughts and prayers.