Craig Mack’s family and friends said their final goodbyes this week as they laid the rapper to rest. But there were a few faces that were noticeably absent from Mack’s funeral.
On Thursday, following the services, DJ Scratch revealed that he was the only famous person at Craig’s funeral. You might recall, following the death of the former Bad Boy artist, dozens of stars publicly sent their condolences to Mack and his family, including Diddy. So why were folks like Diddy not present?
According to DJ Scratch, Diddy aka Love was not informed about funeral details AND apparently, when he offered to help with funeral expenses, Mack’s new “religious” group denied him.
“When I left Craig’s memorial service I called @Diddy to thank him for giving Craig the platform for the world to know Craig Mack’s music,” Scratch wrote, “I told him I just left the service, he said ‘They buried Craig already, what service are you talking about?!?'”
DJ continued, “He didn’t know about the memorial service. @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. Diddy respected their wishes.”
Mack committed his life to God after hanging up his rap career over a decade ago and was living a quiet life in South Carolina. “Nobody got to understand his story,” Mack’s former producer Alvin Toney told the New York Daily News.
Mack rose to fame in the 90’s after signing to Bad Boy. In 1994, he garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance for “Flava in Ya Ear.” That year, however, he lost to Queen Latifah.
Mack’s first studio album, Project Funk da World, even became certified gold.
The rapper died two weeks ago due to natural causes. He was 47.