Chinx’s Funeral Brings Out French Montana, NYPD and Tears [PHOTOS]
Many from the hip-hop community filed in to the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York in Queens to pay their respects to the late "Feelings" rhymer, born Lionel Pickens, including good friend French Montana. Montana, who donned all black attire, was seen holding Chinx's son during the somber event. The moment was captured in a photo, which the Casino Life 2 creator shared on social media.
"Always smiling even when it's hard, just like his father! This home of ours ain't perfect, but rest in peace in your perfect home now, my brother. Sometimes life hurts more than death when you lose a loved one. Terrible to love something that death can touch," Montana wrote as the caption for the image on Instagram.
According to the New York Daily News, there was a "heavy NYPD presence" during the funeral. Doug Ellison, Chinx's manager, vowed to "keep his legacy alive" and more. "His goal and his intention was to leave a mark and he's done with that," he said, fighting back tears. As part of his eulogy, Norman Seabrook, a cousin of Chinx and head of the Correction Officers’ union, noted the heavy police presence and also asked for a round of applause for the NYPD. Janelli Caceres, Chinx's wife, was also witnessed mourning her fallen husband.
During the ceremony, many ruminated on Chinx's relentless drive and pursuit at rap stardom. Family members also reveled at his playful nature and parenting skills with his three children.
Juelz Santana and Jadakiss went on Instagram and lobbied for a benefit concert on behalf of the 31-year-old Coke Boys member. Juelz suggested that fellow New York rappers unite and donate all of the funds over to Chinx's family. Jadakiss seconded the notion by reposting Juelz's picture on his Instagram account.
Hopefully, New York rappers will rally around their fallen comrade and elect to do something memorable in his honor. Check out some of the photos that were captured at Chinx's funeral below.
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