No Celebrity Support At Craig Mack’s Funeral

Contributed by Amaya Starkey

The hip hop community suffered a tremendous loss on March 13 with the untimely death rap legend, Craig Mack, 46. His cause of death was heart failure, as we previously reported.

Soon after the news of his death broke, celebrities, including Diddy, LL Cool J, Joe Budden, and others showcased their sadness over his passing via social media. However, despite the outpouring of condolences, according to DJ Scratch, a popular New York DJ, no celebrities attended his funeral.

According to BET, Scratch posted a photo of the late rapper with a message saying how “weird” of a day it was. Scratch’s post stated, “I’ve never been to a service for someone famous & I was the only famous person to show up,” he wrote in the caption. “Very weird day today, but what puts a smile on my face is that Lil Bro was at peace way before he passed away. That’s what matters most to me.”

The funeral took place in Mack’s hometown of Long Island, New York. Although Scratch mentioned being the only celebrity attendee, fans reminded him that former fellow label mate Faith Evans posted information regarding his memorial services.

Per the New York Daily News, Mack confessed to having an extremely reclusive life in South Carolina back in 2011. “I had a gun in my lap and I’m sitting there talking to God, saying like, ‘I don’t want to do this, but if it comes to getting ugly with somebody going to try to kill me, I’m going to have to do something first to prevent that,” Mack explained.

This interview was filmed just a few weeks before his death. The rapper discussed an life-altering moment where he heard the voice of “God” through the sermons of Ralph Gordon Stair, as reported by Vibe Magazine.

Scratch spoke with Diddy about his original thoughts of the funeral. “He didn’t know about the memorial service,” DJ Scratch continues, “Diddy offered to pay for Craig Mack’s funeral, but the religious community Craig was in declined. None of his friends or colleagues were allowed to attend his funeral.”

Rest in peace Craig Mack. You will be missed.


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