According to TMZ, the funeral for Takeoff, born Kirshnik Ball, will take place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The stadium holds more than 20,000 people and this should be enough room for the large anticipated crowd who will gather to send the murdered rapper off.
The program is scheduled to happen on Friday, Nov. 11 with service expected to start at 1 p.m. Rev. Jesse Cuney III of New Mercies Christian Church will be officiating and he will deliver the eulogy. The rapper has been a member of New Mercies Christian Church since he was a child.
Rev. Curney said in a written statement, “I was really sad to hear the news. Kirsnick has been a faithful member since he was ten years old. He and his family were active and avid supporters of the church and the community as a whole.”The city of Atlanta and the world of hip-hop have been mourning and struggling with the senseless death. According to TMZ, he died after being shot in the head at a bowling alley named 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston in Houston, TX. The popular hip-hop artist was there with his uncle, Quavo, nee Quavious Keyate Marshall. The two were two out of the three members of the influential hip-hop group, Migos. They were in Houston celebrating the birthday of Jas Prince, the son of Houston hip-hop luminary, J. Prince.
An autopsy performed on the dead hip-hop artist revealed that he died from gunshot wounds to his head and torso, WSB-TV reported. The Houston County Coroner’s office also found bullets in his arm. Takeoff’s death was ruled a homicide.
Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said his department “will find who is responsible,” and is requesting assistance from the community in helping find the gunman, Fox News reported. Two other people were reported shot during the gunfire including Quavo’s assistant, Joshua “Wash” Washington.
Takeoff Will Have His Funeral at State Farm Arena in Atlanta