In front of family, friends, and admirers, the late Migos artist Takeoff was memorialised Friday in Atlanta.
The State Farm Arena, which has a capacity of 21,000 people, served as the venue for the celebrity-studded “Celebration of Life” celebration.
Quavo, Offset, Chloe Bailey, and Justin Bieber—who was believed to perform at the funeral—were allegedly in attendance.
There was a “strict no photo and no video prohibition” inside the venue, according to a press statement distributed before of the event.
But one visitor was able to record Drake speaking inside the monument and broadcast it on Twitter.
The 36-year-old rapper from “One Dance” is heard praising Takeoff’s ability to take off his sunglasses while keeping his eyes open wide.
In the news release, Takeoff’s family also requested that all visitors pay to the Rocket Foundation, which supports neighborhood-based initiatives to reduce gun violence, rather than sending flowers or gifts.
At the age of 28, Takeoff, whose true name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was fatally shot in a Houston bowling alley on November 1.
Although no one has been arrested, police claimed last week at a news conference that they “want to find justice” and pleaded with the public to help them with their inquiry.
Videos of the events leading up to the tragic encounter and its aftermath were made public shortly after police enforcement spoke.
In one video, Quavo, a fellow member of the Migos and Takeoff’s uncle, was seen yelling at someone and calling them “disrespectful” just before bullets were fired.
An individual who was spotted with a gun during the altercation was captured on another camera. As the argument heated up, it showed the unnamed man drawing his firearm.
If the individual in the video is an official suspect, the police have not stated as much.
Takeoff was shot in the head and body before passing away at the scene, according to the coroner’s report from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Offset, the third and final member of Migos and Takeoff’s cousin, did provide a subdued homage on social media in lieu of Quavo, who has yet to issue an official comment on the death of his nephew.
In a video tribute to Takeoff, his wife Cardi B featured the late “Bad and Boujee” rapper discussing the value of family.
At Takeoff’s wake in Atlanta on Thursday night, Quavo, 31, Offset, 30, and Cardi, 30, were spotted seeming sombre and clad in all-black.