Videos of Goonew’s corpse propped up on stage spark outrage

Video footage of rapper Goonew being killed on a nightclub stage as mourners partied around his body has sparked outrage on social media.

Maryland musician Goonew, real name Markelle Morrow, was laid to rest on Monday after being fatally shot in March. But the day before his burial, his family chose to celebrate his life at the Washington, DC spot Bliss Nightclub.

In pictures which was shared on social media, Goonew’s body is seen perked up as his loved ones partied and danced to loud music.

Footage showed the corpse dressed in an Amiri hoodie, jeans and sneakers, while a crown rested on his head.

As the footage circulated, many Twitter users expressed shock and horror at how Goonew’s loved ones chose to say goodbye.

However, in an interview with local DC Fox affiliate WTTG, the rapper’s family defended the unconventional goodbye.

Goonew’s mother, Patrice Morrow, said she didn’t want attendees to be sad, as she added that how she said goodbye to her son was her prerogative.

“For all the negatives, people probably don’t even know anything about us,” she said. “They have no idea. People just say what they want to say and that’s fine. That’s perfectly fine. I’m happy with the way I got my son back. I wish people leave me to cry in peace.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Video footage of murdered rapper Goonew’s body propped up in a Washington, DC nightclub has sparked outrage on social media. Goonew, real name Markelle Morrow, was shot and killed in March.


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