Social media has been buzzing with circulating clips of a homegoing celebration for DMV rapper Goonew. The artist, whose actual title is Markelle Antonio Morrow, was shot and killed in Prince George’s County in Maryland on March 18, per Pitchfork. A celebration of his life passed off on Sunday at a preferred D.C. nightclub referred to as Bliss.
Particulars On Goonew’s Homegoing
An alleged flyer described the occasion as: “Goonew ‘The Closing Present.” Occasion organizers listed the occasion time between 4pm and 8pm native time. The flyer additionally says attendees “should have tickets,” however had the choice of buying “tickets on the door.” A supply who attended the occasion confirmed to The Shade Room that there was a $40 cowl price to enter the venue.
Hours after the celebration, of us flooded the social channels with commentary of Goonew’s presence on the homegoing. Occasion organizers seemingly propped up Goonew’s embalmed physique on the membership stage. The physique wore designer clothes, together with an Amiri sweatshirt. Goonew’s alleged corpse additionally wore denims, sneakers and a crown on his head.
Public response to Goonew’s presence concerned blended reactions. Some of us condemned the celebration organizers and the venue, whereas others blasted critics and inspired individuals to thoughts their enterprise. (See some reactions beneath.)
Bliss Nightclub Releases Assertion
Now, administration for Bliss have taken to Instagram to clear the air. In an announcement posted to their web page, the membership provided condolences to the household and clarified their information of what passed off on Sunday.
“Our deepest condolences to Goonew’s household, associates and followers. Bliss was contacted by a neighborhood funeral residence to hire out our venue for Goonew’s home-going celebration. Bliss was by no means made conscious of what would transpire. We sincerely apologize to all those that could also be upset or offended. Please preserve Goonew’s household and associates in your prayers at this tough time.”
This can be a growing story.