Twitter Reacts To Video Of Late Rapper Goonew’s Body Standing Upright During Funeral At A Club
During a funeral event dubbed 'The Final Show' at Bliss Nightclub, Goonew was honored in a way that left most social media users scratching their head.
April 04, 2022 at 6:58 pm
Grief is an individualized process, though Goonew’s family and diehard fans’ way of celebrating his life left many perplexed.
The rapper—whose real name is Markelle Morrow—was gunned down just over two weeks ago, as Blavity previously reported. Specifically, Goonew was killed in his hometown of District Heights, Maryland, on March 18. An unknown perpetrator robbed Goonew and shot him in the back, and he was pronounced dead less than 2 hours later.
‘I don’t believe this’ | DMV rapper Goonew fatally shot in Prince George’s County Friday The mother of the 24-year-old rapper is grief stricken. She told WUSA9, “He had a heart bigger than his body, when they took him, they took me.” https://t.co/vxotQzQZEW pic.twitter.com/jkaunAD0OT— Megan Rivers (@MegMRivers) March 20, 2022
This past weekend, a celebration of life was held for the rapper at Bliss Nightclub in Washington, D.C. Pictures and video from the event, named “The Last Show,” soon began circulating, and they appeared to show Goonew’s dead body being propped up onstage for attendees to view.
Popular rapper Goonew was shot and killed in Prince George’s County. His family hosted his funeral in a club where his body was propped up like a mannequin to join the celebration. pic.twitter.com/ge1mvpzISq— Coki (@Zucoki) April 4, 2022
It’s worth noting that it isn’t exactly clear whether the body was a mannequin or his real, embalmed body.
Despite this, Twitter users soon began doing what they do best: sharing their unsolicited opinions. Check out what people had to say about Goonew’s celebration of life.