A Washington, D.C., nightclub has sparked outrage after videos showed what appeared to be the embalmed corpse of slain American rapper, Markelle Morrow, displayed as a "prop" onstage during a funeral event.

Morrow, also known as Goonew, was shot dead during a robbery on March 18 in the 3400 block of Walters Lane in the District Heights neighborhood. 

The Bliss Nightclub apologized Monday after viral videos showed the artist’s lifeless body, dressed in designer clothes and a crown, placed standing up like a mannequin at his "going-away party" held on Sunday, April 3.

"Bliss was contacted by a local funeral home to rent out our venue for Goonew's home-going celebration," the Instagram message read. "Bliss was never made aware of what would transpire. We sincerely apologize to all those who may be upset or offended."

"Please keep Goonew's family and friends in your prayers at this difficult time."

Guests paid a $40 to attend Morrow’s home-going ceremony, celebrity news site The Shade Room reported.

In the videos uploaded on social media, people are seeen dancing, singing and having fun, while the 24-year-old rapper’s propped up body looked down on them from the stage.

The unusual memorial service garnered a lot of attention and criticism but Morrow’s family says the service was exactly what he would have wanted.

"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," Morrow's mother Patrice Parker told Fox 5. "I wish people would just let me grieve in peace."

Parker said her son was shot in the back and his favorite bejeweled pendant was stolen during the attack.

"That's my baby child. That's my son," said Parker. "Why are people worried about how I sent my son home?"

"Nobody will ever be able to look down on my son and I mean that in the most humblest way," she added.

No arrests have been made in the shooting of Morrow. The police in Prince George's County are offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to a conviction.

"Please leave me alone, please leave me alone about how I sent my son home," the devastated mother said. "I did what I wanted to do. Thank you."

Markelle Morrow Markelle Morrow was shot dead during a robbery on March 18. goonew64/Instagram.