GTA 5 players have held a huge funeral for rapper Migos Takeoff in the Rockstar GTA Online sandbox game, after the death of the ‘Motorsport’ and ‘Stir Fry’ musician, who previously collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B , November 1.
GTA Online players were instructed to wear all-white suits to attend an initial dedicated church service on take-off, before changing into all-black for a “house party” afterwards. “Tonight we put Takeoff to rest,” reads a dispatch offered to GTA 5 players. “Follow the law of the streets. No crashes. Get out in your best car.”
A player drove a white hearse, leading a procession of other Grand Theft Auto and Takeoff fans in their own custom white vehicles, before a short serve where players used the “make it rain” emote to throw money on the ground and shoot their guns. in the air, in commemoration of the rapper.
Real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, Takeoff, 28, was killed Nov. 1 in a shooting in Houston, Texas. A public memorial service for the rapper is scheduled for Nov. 11, with Takeoff collaborator Justin Bieber on “What You See” set to perform.
“I’m 60, I’ve played video games all my life,” wrote a GTA 5 fan, in response to the online funeral. “Damn good job putting this together, showing some love.” “Gorgeous,” wrote another. “Brought me to tears with the fireworks. Very creative. Thank you.”
As part of the hip-hop trio Migos, which also included their uncle, Quavo, and once-retired first cousin, Offset, Takeoff achieved multiple top-ten hits on the Billboard 100 chart and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. On October 7, Takeoff released an album with Quavo, “Only Built for Infinity Links”. A private funeral for Takeoff was held on November 5, while other musicians, including Beyonce and Kid Cudi, offered their condolences on social media.