Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed at a bowling alley last week (November 1).
Following his death, the likes of Beyoncé, Dave, Tyler, The Creator, 50 Cent and Rick Ross paid tribute to the rapper and yesterday (November 7), the Grand Theft Auto Online community came together to honour Takeoff with a procession, a service and an afterparty.
An invite for the event reads: “Tonight, we laid Takeoff to rest. All fans welcome (at all) three locations. All white at the church, all black at the house party.”
Check out images from the virtual event below:
They had a GTA funeral for Takeoff and I’m not mad at it. Lol people are creative. It was clever and sweet since fans won’t be able to attend the real one.
— Tiff Haddish Hate Account (@imreallynotnice) November 7, 2022
GTA players held a private funeral for Takeoff today🕊 — “You must wear all white for the funeral and all black for the house party” pic.twitter.com/1tt5NRt0VC
— 44vibe News (@44vibeTV) November 7, 2022
RIP TAKEOFF 🚀 💔✊🏾🐐 #bennyboyzcrew #gtacomedyfyp #gta5online #gta #fyp #gtaviral #gtavcarmerging #gtavcarmeets #gta5clips #gtaroleplay #gta5 #gtav #gta5_funny #gta5rp #gta5rp #gta5funny #gta5stunt #gta5roleplay #gta5mods #gtavroleplay #gta5moneyglitch #BENNYBOYZ 🦈 #OTF 🥷 #ICBX 🦍 #BADDIESOFGTA 👯♀️
— 2/22.educatedbae.vet.HR (@1Creole_Pisces) November 8, 2022
The Canadian artist had been set to perform an intimate gig at the 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City on Friday as part of SiriusXM’s Small Stages series.
Taking to Instagram Stories last night (November 7), however, Drake wrote: “The Apollo show has been moved to allow us to pay respect to our dear friend this weekend. We have added a second date for the fans.”
He opened up about how he “formed a brotherhood” with Takeoff after featuring on a remix of Migos’ 2013 debut single, ‘Versace’. “I always talk about the fact that this was one family,” Drake added. “My friends in the music industry are not friends, they’re family.”