Young up-and-coming rapper Goonew was shot and killed in Maryland back on March 18, but he is still making headlines.
At least, his family and friends are still helping him make headlines, although it is not to everyone’s liking. Because, Goonew, 24, whose real name is Markelle Morrow, has been trending ever since photos and video from his unique memorial service Sunday found their way to social media.
The New York Post calledit the hip-hop equivalent of “Weekend at Bernie’s,” and, well folks … according to multiple reports and what seems apparent from the photos, they propped Goonew’s body up and displayed it on stage at Washington, D.C.’s Bliss nightclub as they partied around him during his home-going service.
You can check out a photo — some may find this offensive — that shows Goonew propped up on stage, here.
Many of Goonew’s fans took to social media to voice their displeasure with the event.
“No way Goonew mama approved that (stuff) that’s so sad and disrespectful,” one Twitter user wrote.
“If y’all saw that video with Goonew’s body y’all can’t tell me this society ain’t already collapsed …” another posted.
“This Goonew stuff is horrifying to say the least,” another wrote.