James Prince Sr. sent a message to Takeoff’s family after his sons, J. Prince, Jr. and Jas Prince, were asked not to attend Friday’s memorial service at State Farm Arena.
According to sources, James Prince, Sr. planned to send his sons to Takeoff’s memorial service to pay their respects. But they were asked not to attend because trouble awaited them if they set foot in Atlanta.
The Prince family received death threats from Atlanta gangs in the days since Takeoff died on Nov. 1.
J. Prince, Jr. placed hundreds of roses at the site where Takeoff was killed outside his bowling alley in Houston. Red roses spelled out “H-TOWN (infinity) THE PRINCE FAMILY.” They also released doves.
A small poster below the roses read: “RIP Takeoff.” There was also a blown up photo of the Prince family and photos of Takeoff.
Takeoff’s fans believe the flower arrangement was a sign of disrespect to Takeoff’s family.
Rapper Drake was the only Mob Ties affiliate to attend Takeoff’s memorial service on Friday.
Drake’s presence was not well-received. He left soon after speaking to the mourners inside the arena.
Watch the video below.
As family, friends and members of the public gather to remember Migos’ rapper Takeoff at his memorial service in Atlanta, the Prince Family set up a memorial at the scene where he was killed. Hundreds of roses are outside 810 Billiards and Bowling. They also released doves. pic.twitter.com/9VXoqfANI8
— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) November 11, 2022
Why do the flowers say their name and not Takeoff's name? Talk about missing the mark…
— MaryM (@GirlyMary1) November 11, 2022
This is so disgusting. You trample around this man as he dies then you set up a memorial with your name elevated in flowers and his pictures sitting below on the floor. I mean come on! The memorial is about HIM. Not you
— Mari Fernandez-Choy (@MariFernandezC5) November 11, 2022