A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, Fat Joe and more came out on stage to pay tribute to Chris Lighty at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Chris Lighty’s funeral service was held earlier today at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in New York. Many hip hop stars came out to pay respect to music industry mogul including Diddy, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Maino, Lloyd Banks and more.
It was held at the same place that hosted The Notorious B.I.G and Aaliyah’s memorials. R.I.P Chris Lighty.
This rendition goes out to the late Chris Lighty. A bereaved Joey honors the life and lessons of his mentor in a touching opening verse. The Slaughters follow up on the ballad, making an already emotion-evoking track that much more personal and sentimental.
May Chris Lighty R.I.P.
Grab your Kleenex, and take a listen after the jump.
Sad news has emerged that music industry veteran and manager Chris Lighty has passed away. Sources close to VIBE have confirmed the news.
Chris Lighty was the founder of Violator Management and worked with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Nas and more.
Condolences go out to his friends and family.
NY Daily News has reported that he shot himself during an argument with his ex-wife in his New York apartment.
Artists have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to him: