Takeoff: Fans pay respects to Migos rapper at Atlanta ceremony

Thousands of fans have paid their final respects to the Migos rapper Takeoff at a star-studded memorial service in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars including Drake, Justin Bieber and Chloe Bailey were all reported to be in attendance at Friday’s “celebration of life” ceremony.

The 28-year-old musician died in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas earlier this month.

Police are still investigating and have made no arrests.

Fans braved the rain to attend the roughly three-hour event at the State Farm Arena, a 21,000-capacity stadium.

Relatives – including the two surviving members of Migos, his uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset – led with heartfelt tributes to the young artist.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens gave the late rapper, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, the city’s highest honour: the Phoenix Award.

The event also featured musical performances from Bieber, Bailey, and gospel artists Yolanda Adams and Byron Cage.

No media was allowed inside the venue, and phones and…

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