“Our deepest condolences to Goonew’s family, friends and fans,” the venue wrote in a statement, which was shared on Instagram Monday by the Shade Room.
“Bliss was never made aware of what would transpire. We sincerely apologize to all those who may be upset or offended,”
the venue continued. “Please keep Goonew’s family and friends in your prayers at this difficult time.”
The statement was posted amid trending Twitter footage that reportedly showed the slain rapper, whose real name is Markelle Morrow,
apparently propped up onstage at Bliss nightclub while mourners raved around him like an Irish wake. The hip-hopper’s corpse was decked out in a hoodie, a blinged-out watch and a crown.
A source who attended the macabre public viewing, entitled “The Last Show,” confirmed that there was a $40 cover charge to enter the venue, the Shade Room wrote in a prior post.
While initially unclear if the figure was Goonew’s actual corpse or a mannequin, the general consensus is that the body was, in fact, his.
“During the event, Goonew’s body was propped up on stage, wearing designer clothing and a crown,” the Shade Room wrote on Instagram.