The late rapper Takeoff’s funeral is scheduled for this Friday, and just like his career, it will be a massive one, taking place in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.
The arena, which serves as the Atlanta Hawks’ home court, has a capacity of more than 20,000 spectators.
At 1:00 PM, New Mercies Christian Church’s Rev. Jesse Curney, III, will preside over the services, According to V-103, an Atlanta radio station.
In a statement, Rev. Curney said, “I was really sad to hear the news. Kirshnik 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.”
Since Takeoff was shot and killed on November 1 in Houston, there has been a strong emotional response in the city.
Just hours after hearing the awful news, graffiti artist Armondo “Ape” Monoletti created a painting in Atlanta, and friends and family of Takeoff organized a balloon send-off over the weekend in his honor.
Authorities are actively looking into the argument that resulted in the 28-year-old rapper’s death, according to sources who spoke to TMZ lately, but have not yet identified any suspects.