Hip Hop Legends Attend Lighty Funeral

Hip Hop Legends Attend Lighty Funeral

Industry heavy hitters like 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, and Grandmaster Flash paid their respects to the late hip hop mogul this Wednesday

by #teamEBONY, September 6, 2012

Hip Hop Legends Attend Lighty Funeral

Chris Lighty


When you're as influential as the late Chris Lighty was in the hip hop industry, even the busiest and most elusive stars will make time to come out to pay their respects. On Wednesday, Lighty's former client LL Cool J and others attended a packed chapel to mourn Lighty's death at his funeral — an event that was reportedly standing-room only because of the huge turn out. Diddy, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, Russell Simmons, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, and Grandmaster Flash were also in attendance.

"Whatever the pressure was that made him take his life had to be tremendous  pressure," Grandmaster Flash told reporters outside the chapel, according to Billboard.com. "I just wish that Chris would have reached out and said, `Flash, I need some help, man.' … He didn't reach out. It's really sad." The 44-year-old mogul manager passed away last week from an apparently self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head last week, which the medical examiner ultimately ruled as a suicide.

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