Hundreds Attend Funeral to Bid Farewell to Slain Chicago Rapper Lil’ JoJo

Tensions flared during the home going service of an 18-year-old slain Chicago rapper who was gunned down Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Family and friends packed the Jones Funeral Home in Chicago to pay their respects to Joseph Coleman, affectionately known to many as Lil’ JoJo. Police had to clear the funeral home after some patrons rushed towards the casket to get a glimpse of their fallen friend and nearly knocked the casket over, according to The Sun Times.

This act prompted a family member to grab a microphone and shout, “Y’all being disrespectful!” the Chicago Tribune reports. The Sun Time reports Coleman’s mother Robin Russell grabbed the microphone and told the patrons to “Get the f**k out.”

Some young men and women took to the parking lot to hold their celebration in memory of their fallen friend. Many of the young people wore “RIP JOJO” T-shirts and danced and recited lyrics to the slain rapper’s song, “3HunnaK.” The song is a diss to the rival Black Disciples street gang. Lil’ JoJo was allegedly affiliated with a crew called “Brick Squad,” a faction of the Gangster Disciples.

Coleman was laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetary in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

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