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Fans gathered to celebrate the life of rapper Takeoff who was killed at an arena near his family home in Atlanta.

The 28-year-old man, once a member of the hip-hop trio Migos, has shot dead outside a bowling alley in Houston earlier this month in an attack that also left another man and woman injured.

To commemorate the life and music of star real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, State Farm Arena held a special memorial service for his fans.

The home of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team lit up the giant rapper image outside the arena for the event, where fans from Georgia were given free tickets to enter.

Jennifer Loving, 22, stood in line with her young son, Mateo, for more than an hour before the door opened.

She said Takeoff’s death was heartbreaking because he was so young.

Migos’ music represents the creativity and culture of the black community, she said, and she worries that the group will be too sad to have to make new music – at least for a while.

“It’s just something that you can play anywhere, and people will come out and dance,” she said.

“That’s how it brings people together. That’s how it fills the room with positivity.”

Jennifer Loving, 22, stood in line with her son, Mateo, more than an hour before the doors opened for fans to attend a memorial service for rapper Takeoff, a member of hip-hop trio Migos, in Atlanta & # 39;  s State Farm Arena on Friday, November 11, 2022. She said Migos...the music represents the creativity and culture of the Black community, and she worries that the group will be too sad to making new music _ at least for a while.  ... It's... just something that you can play anywhere, and people will come out and dance, ... she said.  ... It... is the way it ties people together.  It... is the way it fills the room with positivity.... (AP Photo / Sudhin Thanawala)
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Jennifer Love with her son, Mateo. Photo: AP

‘I pray for them’

Eric Hood, an Atlanta firefighter, said he was shocked when he heard about Takeoff’s death because three members of Migos, he was considered the most comfortable.

Migos’ music is an “escape” for many, he said, and he hopes the event will leave his family and the rest of the group with lasting memories of him.

“I pray for them,” he said. “I hope they continue to be optimistic, positive, influential members of society and keep moving forward.”

Houston police chief Troy Finner said the day after the shooting that Takeoff was “well respected” and had “no reason to believe he was involved in any crime at the time.” “.

FILE - Takeoff, from left, Quavo and Offset, by Migos, appear at Nickelodeon Kids & # 39;  The Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 23, 2019. A representative confirmed that rapper Takeoff has died following a shooting outside a bowling alley in Houston.  Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, 28 years old (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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Takeoff, from left, Quavo and Offset, by Migos

Fans request donations to charity

The Grammy-nominated trio Migos also includes Takeoff’s uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset, and all three were largely raised by Takeoff’s mother.

Migos first rose to fame in 2013 with their hit Versace, which became even more popular when Drake remixed it.

They went on to have a number of hits including 2016 Grammy-nominated Bad And Boujee, Motorsport (with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who are married to Offset) and Stir Fry.

Migos’ record label, Quality Control, mourned Takeoff’s death in a statement posted on Instagram alleging it was due to “senseless violence and a stray bullet”but the police have not confirmed this.

Instead of flowers or presents, his family asked fans to contribute to The Rocket Foundation, which was founded in honor of Takeoff and aims to prevent gun violence.

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