Takeoff's Memorial: Chlöe Sings Beyoncé, Drake Gives A Speech, & More: Watch

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Rapper Takeoff of Migos performs at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on May 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)
RIP Space Man Take.

It's a day that many hip-hop heads didn't see coming so soon – Takeoff's memorial service. 10 days after he was fatally shot in Texas, the rapper's friends, family, and fans have all come together in Atlanta to mourn their devastating loss.

Tickets to the celebration of life were made available prior to Friday (November 11). Organizers have made it clear that no media or recordings would be welcome inside State Farm Arena for the event. However, not everyone was capable of following the rules and some photos and videos have already begun leaking online.

Earlier this morning, a photo of Take's face on a sign outside the venue surfaced online. We've also seen a video of his hearse driving through the city. A photo of the order of service reveals plenty of musical entertainment has been planned, though no names were listed on the program.

Previous reports unveiled that Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys are due to perform while commemorating Takeoff's legacy. We now know that Chloe Bailey was on the list as well.

The R&B starlet gave her all in a rendition of Beyoncé's "Heaven" while one attendee was able to sneakily catch the emotional moment on camera.

Unsurprisingly, other stealthily taken videos reveal that Takeoff's past collaborator, Drake, gave a speech to the thousands in attendance. Even during such a devastating time, you can hear him still cracking jokes and holding on to happy memories.

"Whenever he would take his shades off, he had this thing about him that I love, no matter what was going on around us, he was always kind of squinting, but like his eyes were wide open," the Canadian recalled.

As Page Six notes, the late 28-year-old's family asks attendees to donate to the Rocket Foundation – a program that supports the fight against gun violence – in lieu of giving flowers or gifts.

See more of the circulating clips from Takeoff's memorial below. RIP.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.