News: Gucci Mane Bids Final Slim Dunkin Farewell, Waka Flocka Flame No-Shows
Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 12:25PM
Controversial rapper Gucci Mane reportedly paid his respects to slain rapper Slim Dunkin yesterday (December 28) at his funeral in their Atlanta hometown.
Details on the funeral gathering have begun circulating online.
Rapper Gucci Mane attended the lavish funeral for fellow Brick Squad Monopoly rapper Slim Dunkin on Wednesday in Atlanta and RumorFix has the exclusive details. The body of the 24-year-old rapper, who was reportedly murdered over a Jolly Rancher candy, was heralded with trumpets and carried by pallbearers wearing coat and tails with top hats. White flowers that spelled out the word "Squad" were laid on his casket during the services that featured several gospel songs. While Gucci paid his respects to the up and coming rapper, surprisingly Slim's buddy, Waka Flocka Flame, was nowhere in sight. (RumorFix)
Although Waka Flocka Flame did not attend the homegoing, he and Gucci covered Dunkin's funeral costs.
Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane are throwing down big $$$ to cover funeral expenses for a fellow Atlanta rapper -- who was brutally gunned down last week -- lavishing their fallen comrade with elaborate memorial arrangements. Rapper Slim Dunkin (center) -- real name Mario Hamilton -- was shot and killed Friday night inside an Atlanta recording studio ... after a verbal altercation with an unidentified man turned deadly. Now, a rep for Waka and Gucci tells TMZ, the rappers are pooling their assets to ensure Slim is laid to rest in the best way possible ... with an elaborate funeral that includes a white horse-drawn carriage, massive white floral arrangements, and a white dove release ceremony. We're told Slim's family will cover some funeral costs -- but Waka and Gucci are paying for the lion's share. The funeral is scheduled to take place Friday morning at 11am at Berean Christian Church in Atlanta. (TMZ)
Following Dunkin's passing, an emotional Waka publicly expressed his sorrow.
"WISH IT WAS ME ... MY F*CKING RIGHT HAND IS GONE," Waka tweeted December 17th.
"Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them. #REALSH*T #F*CKDAWORLD"
"'Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.'" (Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter)
A few days ago, suspected killer Vinson "Young Vito" Hardimon surrendered to police.
A man charged with killing an Atlanta rapper at a recording studio has turned himself in to police. Vinson Hardimon, known as rapper Young Vito, surrendered to Atlanta police Monday afternoon. He was handcuffed and taken to the Fulton County jail. Police say the 28-year-old shot and killed 24-year-old Mario Hamilton, known as rapper Slim Dunkin, on Dec. 16 at an Atlanta recording studio. Detective David Quinn says police still need more information in the case. Quinn says Hardimon's attorney called police and said Hardimon wanted to surrender. (CBS News)
Check out Slim Dunkin's mother speaking out below: