Rapper Goonew was quite literally front and center at his own funeral … with his body propped up and on display in a club.
The 24-year-old’s funeral, named The Final Show, was held at Bliss Nightclub in Washington D.C. Sunday, and footage from inside the building appears to show the rapper’s embalmed corpse overlooking the crowd, fully dressed up and wearing a crown.
The audience reaction is pretty mixed … some are dancing along to the music, while others are stone-faced, staring at the dead body in front of them. Bliss Nightclub said they weren’t made aware of the tribute ahead of time, according to TooFab, and have apologized to anyone offended.
The club is still investigating if the body was real or not, or if any legal ramifications are possible.
Goonew, real name Markelle Morrow, was found with fatal gunshot wounds a few weeks ago in a District Heights parking lot — his family believes he was the victim of an armed robbery.
His mother says the artist gave up everything the suspect wanted, but he was still shot in the back. Prince George’s County PD is offering a $25,000 reward for any info that would lead to a conviction or arrest.