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Violence Erupts At Rapper Lil Jojo’s Funeral

According to NBC Chicago, the funeral for slain Chicago rapper Lil Jojo, legally known as Joseph Coleman, was filled with gang related individuals, among his family and friends. During the funeral service, in which hundreds of mourners were in attendance, some sort of physical confontation errupted which lead to his casket nearly being knocked to the floor.

So many people were pushing and shoving in order to get close to his casket that caused a brief moment of chaos in the Jones Funeral Home, at West 79th Street and South Kedzie Avenue. Police actually had to clear out the funeral home in order to prevent any further confrontations from taking place. Outside, many unmarked police cars and even a police helicopter circled the area to make sure that no further violence took place.

Many of the mourners could be seen outside of the funeral home throwing up gang signs and exchanging gang related handshakes. The mourners even blasted Lil Jojo’s music in the cars in the parking lot and danced to his rhymes.

John Coleman, Lil Jojo’s family member, was more proud of the turn out than he was upset by the brief physical disturbance, as he feels that all the people who attended Jojo’s funeral, only further signify how much he was loved while he was alive.

“Today’s a rough today for me. We grew up together. I’m not feeling right. I’m feeling crazy right now. But s— you see all the people supporting him. He was loved. Everyone wanted to see him. That didn’t make me mad. It makes me feel good. He was respected. He was known and appreciated.”

This is the video that lead to upcoming rapper JoJo’s murder..
The death of 18-year old rapper Joseph ‘Lil Jojo’ Coleman may be connected to a rap music rivalry. Coleman was shot in a drive-by shooting while riding his bike in the Englewood neighborhood on Tuesday. Coleman had recently released a song and music video targeting three other local rappers, including Keith ‘Chief Keef’ Cozart. The song ‘3hunna K’ mocked rappers Lil’ Reese and Chief Keef. Cozart posted comments in response to Coleman’s death on Twitter saying, ‘It’s sad cus … Jojo wanted to be just like us #LMAO.’ Cozart later tweeted that his account had been hacked. Chicago Police are investigating if there is a link between Coleman’s DEATH…

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