Fans Praise Rapper Takeoff Killed at Atlanta Memorial

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

Fans celebrated the musical legacy of slain rapper Takeoff Friday at a memorial service in Atlanta, where the artist grew up, which attracted Justin Bieber, Drake and other big names in the music industry.

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Takeoff, part of the Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos with uncle Quavo and cousin Offset, was shot and killed earlier this month outside a Houston bowling alley.

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A woman and another man were also injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made.

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Jennifer Loving, 22, stood with her newborn son, Mateo, at the State Farm Arena for more than an hour before the doors opened to fans who were able to get free tickets.

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She said the takeoff death was heartbreaking because she was only 28.

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

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"It's something you can play anywhere, and everyone will just come out and dance," she said.

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"That's how it brings people together. That's how it fills the whole room with positivity."

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Eric Hood, an Atlanta firefighter, said he was shocked when he heard about Takeoff's death, caused by the three members of Migos, who were considered the quietest.

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Migos' music was an "escape" for many, he said, and he hoped the incident would leave the rapper's family and the rest of the group with lasting memories of them.

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