Twenty-eight year old Kirsnick Khari Ball, best known in the international entertainment world as Takeoff, was laid to rest on Friday, November 11th.
The homegoing ceremony took place at the State Farm Arena in the rapper’s hometown, Atlanta.
Scores of fans filled the arena to remember the life of one third of the Migos group who, most if not all would agree, was taken from the earth too soon. Speaking at the ceremony, cousin and fellow rapper, Offset said, “[Takeoff] changed the culture of music forever. Lord, give us some strength. Just give us some strength… I don’t want to question you God, but I just don’t get it. I don’t get you sometimes. And I believe in you, Father,” all as he fought the tears.
On Instagram in the aftermath of the funeral, Cardi B finally broke her silence. Undoubtedly distressed by the sudden death of the Migos rapper, she wrote, “Takeoff your untimely passing has brought a great deal of pain and sorrow to so many lives. The impact you had in this world was so considerable and we have struggled to grasp this tragedy. I am heartbroken but I am grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while you were here with us. This has truly been a nightmare and the pain is incomparable. The emptiness your brothers are feeling is unbearable and I pray that you give Offset ,Quavo, and your friends and family the strength to keep going as they are trying to cope with this loss. I believe that angels send signs and beautiful dreams to loved ones to assure them that they’re watching them and they’re okay and happy…send your mom some of those ??. As a Migos fan it hurts me to look at pictures and videos of y’all together, and hearing y’all songs that changed the music industry and moved the culture and had the clubs lit ?. It hurts because I know it will never be the same again—but I know your bros and y’all fans will make sure the world never forgets the impact you made. I will remember your remarkable talent and your dope ass personality. I pray that you are at peace and in paradise because you deserve every bit of it. I know God opened the heavenly gates for you with a warm embrace. Rest in power TakeOff ??I will also love you 4L & after.”
Takeoff was killed in a shooting at 810 Billiards and Bowling in Houston, Texas in the wee hours of the morning on November 1st.
Police are yet to make an arrest following the incident.