Memorial for rapper Takeoff to feature performances by Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber and Eminem
There are no photos yet of the new memorial for Justin Bieber.
But that hasn’t stopped some people from trying to plan their own private Justin Bieber museum.
The man who has spent more than $30,000 on the star — a record amount, his friend and fellow rapper Takeoff tells The Post — has come up with a memorial tribute featuring performances by pop stars Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber and Eminem.
Takeoff, 30, who grew up in the Bronx and has appeared in songs for the hit “Gangnam Style” and the “I Don’t Wanna Know” videos, donated the money after finding out that Bieber, 20, had died in a house fire.
But while there was a chance the star would get to be the grand marshal for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, take off his shoes and march down the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, or even join him on a “World Peace” tour, it didn’t work out that way.
Takeoff has been collecting donations from other musicians, but says he won’t be needing money for a memorial.
“He’s going to be all grown up,” he said, adding that no photos of his new memorial will be made public, and the star has been staying in London — not his home address — while visiting his family.
“It’s the best way to go. I’m really happy.”
Takeoff, whose other hits have been like a kid’s song for a new generation, says the ultimate tribute to his friend is to spread the word about his tragic death. Then, he says, hopefully people will start acting like kids again.
“We’re at the beginning of a new millennium. We’re in the middle of a new era when it comes to fame and fortune and people going out and doing whatever it is they’re