The body of slain Goonew was reportedly propped up on stage during a funeral event at a nightclub, sparking anger amongst his family and friends.
An event, dubbed ‘The Final Show,’ was held at Bliss nightclub in Washington DC on Sunday to celebrate Goonew’s life and career.
Tickets were made available on EventBrite, however, the listing makes no mention of plans to display his body at the club. Videos shared on social media show the late rapper’s reportedly embalmed corpse standing on stage as the packed-out club danced and rapped to his music.
Partygoers danced on stage nearby to his body, which was cordoned off by a velvet rope and dressed in an Amiri jumper, jeans, trainers and with a crown on his head. There was also a performance from rapper Black Fortune, who insisted: “No this ain’t no wax figure my Brodie went out gansta.”
As the clips went viral on social media, outrage mounted among commentators with many branding it “disturbing” to have Goonew’s body on display in such a way with mourners partying around him. One fan tweeted: “Goonew deserved better bro, you n****s are sick,” while another agreed: “This s**t is so crazy it deadass makes me uncomfortable.”
Bliss released a statement in response to the negative comments apologizing to “those who may be upset or offended” about the party and claiming that management “wasn’t made aware of how what would transpire.”
Morrow, who rapped under the stage name Goonew, was killed during a suspected robbery in Prince George’s County last month, according to NBC Washington. The Prince George’s County Police Department is still investigating the shooting that led to Morrow’s death. The department has offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information that would lead to an arrest of a suspect.
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