Funeral for Migos rapper Takeoff will be held at State Farm Arena and open to Georgia residents

The Lawrenceville native was shot and killed at a Houston bowling alley on November 1

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Migos member Takeoff dies at 28
Takeoff performs at a show in Los Angeles in 2021.

Photograph by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Global Citizen

Migos rapper Takeoff, who was killed in a shooting at a Houston bowling alley on November 1, will be laid to rest here in Atlanta with a major sendoff. According to a press release from his record label, the celebration of life will be held at State Farm Arena at noon on Friday, November 11, and will be open only to Georgia residents. Tickets, which are free, are required to enter the arena and will be available on Ticketmaster starting at 2 p.m. today, November 8. Up to 2 tickets can be requested, and they are non-transferrable. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and free parking will be available for ticketholders in the arena’s Ruby Lot (100 Baker Street Extension). The release notes that “it is recommended that fans who do not secure tickets to not come downtown.” Photography and videos will not be allowed during the event and phones will only be allowed to be used in designated areas. (The arena will secure phones in Yondr bags upon arrival.)

Meanwhile, Takeoff’s family is asking that any donations be made to the Rocket Foundation, which was recently established in memory of the late rapper and financially supports organizations that focus on community-led solutions to end gun violence.

Original story published November 1:

Takeoff, the Grammy-nominated rapper who made up one-third of Atlanta superstar group Migos, was killed early Tuesday morning at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. Houston police responded to a shooting at 810 Bowling & Billiards just after 2:30 a.m., where the rapper, whose real name is Kirsnick Ball, was found dead at the scene. He had attended a private party at the bowling alley along with his uncle and bandmate Quavo. Two other people were injured in the shooting.

Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset grew up together in Gwinnett County and released their first mixtape as Migos in 2011. They rose to fame in 2013 with their single “Versace.” Their 2016 hit “Bad and Boujee” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and that same year, they guest-starred on an episode of Donald Glover’s Atlanta as a fictional version of themselves. (Glover also famously gave them a shout-out during his 2017 Emmy acceptance speech.) Takeoff released a solo album, The Last Rocket, in 2018, and last week, he and Quavo released an album together, Only Built for Infinity Links.

As news spread of his death on Tuesday, Atlantans took to social media to remember the rapper and express their grief:

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