AceShowbiz - Fans of rap trio Migos are outraged after a video that saw Offset getting emotional during Takeoff's public funeral was leaked online despite no cell phone rule. The controversial footage showed the husband of Cardi B being extremely upset while giving a speech.
"[Takeoff] changed the culture of music forever," Offset said during his emotional speech at the memorial service. Then, as he fought to keep his composure and hold back tears, he led the crowd in prayer, "Lord, give us some strength. Just give us some strength… I don't want to question you, God, but I just don't get it. I don't get you sometimes. And I believe in you, Father."
The public funeral took place for the late rapper in his hometown of Atlanta on Friday, November 11. While the funeral service was free and open for Georgia residents to attend, the venue outlined strict rules for the service, including a no cell phone policy.
Attendees were supposed to have their phones locked in a special bag for the memorial, which was done to prevent an issue such as the leaked video of Offset, who was joined on stage by Quavo, the third member of the rap group.
However, an attendee managed to sneak a phone into the arena and captured Offset's heartbreaking speech and fans are not happy. "I hope the family sue you for this," one Instagram user commented after The Neighborhood Talk posted the video. "I thought they said no video, what's wrong with ya," added another. A third simply wrote, "My heart goes out to the family."
Despite some videos being taken down, others have continued to circulate, drawing even harsher words from social media users who called the leak "weird." One person noted, "Y'all are so weird to feel entitled to others grief," with someone else pointing out, "His heart breaking is enough to give some respect and put the freakin phones away."
Others chimed in regarding the family's direct request to not have the services taped or shared with the world. "The one thing the family requested was for the funeral to be private! I mean, some people have no understanding or decorum," read a reply.
Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed in a shooting at 810 Billiards and Bowling in Houston. Police rushed to the scene at 2:30 A.M. on November 1. The Migos star, who was there alongside his uncle Quavo, was pronounced dead on the scene after being shot in the head and neck. Quavo's assistant Joshua Washington was also injured in the shooting.