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Chinx Mourned At New York Funeral A Week After Fatal Shooting

The rapper was killed in Queens earlier this month.

Mourners gathered in Queens, New York on Tuesday (May 26) for Chinx's funeral. The rapper, born Lionel Pickens, was shot and killed on May 17 in Queens.

The funeral, which took place this afternoon at Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral, had a heavy police presence, according to the New York Daily News, a fact which was praised by the rapper's cousin.

“Violence has hit home,” Norman Seabrook, both head of the Correction Officers’ union and Chinx's cousin, said. “He’s a kid who turned his life around and he gets assassinated. The police are doing a good job. Let's hope they catch somebody.”

Cops responded to a 911 call at around 4 a.m. last Sunday, and arrived to find that the 31-year-old rapper had sustained multiple gunshot wounds while in his car; another man was left in critical condition.

Chinx's close friend and frequent collaborator, French Montana, posted a picture from the ceremony, with Chinx's young son seated on his lap

"Always smiling even when it's hard, just like his father!" he wrote. "This home of ours ain't perfect, but rest in peace in your perfect home now, my brother. Sometimes life hurts more than death when you lose a loved one. Terrible to love something that death can touch. #ripchinx #realone."

Some wore shirts to pay homage

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Many people gathered outside

Photographs and words were on display to commemorate the late rapper


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