Rapper Big Scarr's Father Defends Gucci Mane In The Wake Of Funeral Expenses Scandal
“I'm the spokesperson for my family. Nobody speak for my family,” Big Scarr's father said.
by Evie B.
January 11, 2023 at 2:45 am
The controversy surrounding the late rapper Big Scarr‘s funeral costs has prompted his father to weigh in.
Scarr’s dad has defended Gucci Mane in the wake of allegations made by Quezz Ruthless, a close friend of Scarr, and his sister Alexandra Woods that the 1017 Records founder was ghosting the family of his artist to avoid paying for the funeral expenses.
On Dec. 22, Scarr, who was 22 years old, died unexpectedly following an overdose of prescription pills at his girlfriend’s home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ruthless criticized Guwop over the weekend for supposedly offering to cover his former artist’s funeral costs but then abandoning his family when it came time to make the payment.
Further, he said that Gucci had blocked family members from communicating with him after they tried to contact him about funeral costs. He also asserted that Gucci declined to help with funeral expenses because his wife’s birthday was approaching.
According to Ruthless, Gucci also attempted to reclaim the 1017 chain after Scarr passed away. Alexandra, Scarr’s sister, backed up the allegation.
Gucci Mane allegedly asked Big Scarr’s family for his own chains back and said he could no longer pay for the funeral after previously promising to. pic.twitter.com/28tFD5aDYG
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After these allegations surfaced, Gucci’s wife, Keyshia Ka’oir, posted a photo on Instagram of a receipt for the money he sent to help pay for Scarr’s funeral.
“Payment directly to funeral home!” she wrote. “Leave my husband alone. … He did this out of the goodness of his heart!”
Woods jumped on Instagram Live at work (as seen below) in response to Keyshia’s receipts, saying that their contributions were insignificant and hardly made a difference. Although she acknowledged receiving $20K, she repeatedly insisted that Gucci barely helped, according to Complex.
After the allegations surfaced, Scarr’s father defended Gucci. According to AceShowBiz, he appreciated Atlantic Records for providing his son with such a significant opportunity and the CEO of 1017 for providing his son with such a big chance. He insisted that no one in his family had his blessing to disgrace Gucci publicly, and he couldn’t stand by while it happened.
“First of all, I got to send shouts out to Atlantic Records, man. They gave my son a big boy chance. Gucci — I got to send shouts out to Gucci too. Y’all might not like it but I got to give my boy what he did, man,” Scarr’s father said in his video. “He gave my son a major, major chance, man. I can’t let y’all throw dude under the bus like that. Come on now, the truth is the truth, man. I gave nobody permission to do that.”