As seen on Fox 5, where you can read the full story:

A Maryland rapper who was shot and killed last month was buried Monday. But it’s the celebration of Markelle Morrow’s life in a D.C. nightclub that is raising some eyebrows.

Videos of Morrow’s body propped upright on stage for hours inside the venue have gone viral.

FOX 5’s David Kaplan spoke to Morrow’s family – who said they were celebrating right next to his body during the home-going celebration at Bliss Nightclub on Sunday.

The family said it’s exactly how they wanted to honor his life.

His mother, Patrice Morrow, buried her son Monday and said he didn’t want people to be sad.

She also added that she should be able to say “goodbye” however she wants.

“For all the negatives, people probably don’t even know nothing about us,” she said. “They have no idea. People just saying what they want to say and that’s fine. That’s perfectly fine. I’m pleased with how I sent my son away. I wish people would just let me grieve in peace.”

“We’re not trying to clear anything up,” said Ariana Morrow, Goonew’s sister. “We don’t care about anybody and what ya’ll have to say negative. Nobody. We don’t care.

“They’re like, I know his mama wouldn’t approve of that. Yeah, she did, she was on stage with us.”

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