AceShowbiz - A public memorial for Takeoff is getting closer and details of the ceremony have been leaked. If a new report is to be believed, Justin Bieber is expected to perform at the funeral to honor the fallen Migos member.
TMZ reported on Tuesday, November 8 that the Canadian pop star will perform at the memorial. The funeral is set to be held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Friday, November 11 at 12 P.M. Reverend Jesse Curney III of New Mercies Christian Church will officiate the funeral services that will be opened to the public.
"I plan to remember him as the young man that I saw growing up in the church who loved being with his family, who loved coming to worship, and the times when he made it to church with his busy schedule, he still came as just a regular worshiper, and one who showed love to fans," Jesse told Audacy's NewsTalk 1380 WAOK. He added that it's important to "remember [Takeoff's] love that he shared for everyone and gave to everyone."
Free tickets were available only to Georgia residents through Ticketmaster on Friday, according to a statement published by Variety. Fans could only obtain a maximum of two tickets. State Farm Arena is also offering free parking at its Ruby Lot. No one will be allowed to take photos or videos of the event and images will be released to the media later.
Takeoff's family asked fans to make donations to The Rocket Foundation in his memory. The foundation supports programs "which are saving lives through proven, community-based solutions to prevent gun violence."
Justin previously worked with Migos on the tracks "What You See" and "Looking for You" and has also collaborated with Quavo. This would be the "Ghost" hitmaker's first public performance in some time as he previously canceled his "Justice World Tour" to focus on his health amid battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Takeoff was shot and killed outside a bowling alley in Houston in the early morning hours of November 1. Quavo was also at the scene, although he was not injured. Two other people, including Quavo's assistant Joshua Washington, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Houston police are still investigating the shooting, and no arrests have been made yet. Takeoff was only 28 years old.