Rap mogul Diddy and the Rev. Al Sharpton will speak at late rapper Heavy D’s funeral on Friday, and BET Networks plans a tribute for him at the Soul Train awards.Diddy said in a statement that he was “heartbroken by the passing of my dear friend.”
“He was a wonderful human being, who inspired and paved the way for a hip-hop generation,” the statement said. “We were like brothers — I will miss him more than words can express.”
A private funeral for the rap legend will be held at the historic Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, just north of New York City.