Imagine dancing and drinking amid fireworks while the dead body of a singer is hung in the nightclub, with the eyes opened!
New York has seen it all and the pandemic has brought even more disturbing trends to the big apple.
The horrific exhibition of a rapper’s dead body among dancers in a nightclub has outraged Instagram users.
The gruesome display of a dead rapper’s body in a nightclub where fans danced and fireworks went off outraged Instagram users, who called it ‘strange,’ ‘disturbing,’ and ‘disrespectful.’
The controversy came when club Bliss in New York conducted a ‘funeral’ with what seemed to be the embalmed body of the up-and-coming rapper Goonew, who was shot dead during a heist two weeks ago.
Fans of the rapper were shocked when cellphone recordings from the event, nicknamed The Final Show, was released on Sunday night at club Bliss in Washington, DC.
It’s not real for them. That someone would shoot her son and their brother in the back. One shot that would ultimately kill Markelle Morrow, better known as GOONEW. Tonight at 11 on @wusa9 we hear from his family about the sudden & tragic loss. pic.twitter.com/wvrlvzBw1h
— Megan Rivers (@MegMRivers) March 19, 2022
The 24-year-old rapper, whose real name was Markelle Morrow, was killed on March 18 in the District Heights neighbourhood’s 3400 block of Walters Lane.
Patrice Parker Morrow, his mother, told NBC4 that her son was shot in the back during a robbery and that a beautiful bejewelled pendant he always wore was stolen.
Videos from the event show what looks to be Morrow’s body propped up on a stage with his eye open, dressed in a designer Amiri hooded sweatshirt, ripped pants with flames, and sneakers, with a watch and a gold crown.
While multi-coloured strobe lights fill the packed venue, the crowd can be seen dancing and singing. Fireworks are set off very next to Morrow at one point.
Others, on the other hand, defended Morrow’s physique on stage, claiming that it was what his family desired.
On Monday, the management of Bliss nightclub issued an Instagram message attempting to separate itself from the developing controversy surrounding the send-off.
Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of Morrow’s killers