UPDATED 8:03 p.m. ET: DJ Scratch has shared more details about Craig Mack's memorial service and why there was a lack of celebrity attendees.

On Thursday night, the DJ shared another Instagram post in which he described a recent conversation he had with Diddy shortly after the service ended. It turns out, Diddy had no idea that the event had taken place.

"I told him I just left the service, he said 'They buried Craig already, what service are you talking about?!?'," Scratch wrote. "He didn’t know about the memorial service."

Scratch went on to say that Diddy offered to pay for Craig's funeral expenses; however, the "religious community" Craig belonged to wouldn't allow it. In fact, Scratch claims none of Craig's friends or colleagues were allowed to attend the funeral service; though, he did not explain why.

"Diddy respected their wishes," he wrote. "Craig was immediately buried on the property where he lived."

You can read Scratch's full statement below.  


When I left Craig’s memorial service I called @Diddy to thank him for giving Craig the platform for the world to know Craig Mack’s music. I told him I just left the service, he said “They buried Craig already, what service are you talking about?!?”. He didn’t know about the memorial service. @diddy offered to pay for Craig Mack’s funeral, but the religious community Craig was in declined. None of his Friends or colleagues were allowed to attend his funeral. Diddy respected their wishes. Craig was immediately buried on the property where he lived. Yesterday’s service was a memorial for Craig’s friends in NY & for fans to attend thrown by Craig’s childhood friend Alvin Toney. When I speak of Craig Mack, I speak of him BEFORE Bad Boy. When I spoke at his service yesterday I mentioned that when I met Craig he’s was being bullied by his friends. So I kept him close to me because I didn’t like the way EPMD’s entourage treated him. Craig was the first Hit Squad member, he was on tour with EPMD, he was around while 4 Albums were recorded. Strictly Business, Unfinished Business, Business As Usual & Business Never Personal were all recorded while Craig was there but Craig never got one verse. When I found out he was sleeping in cars while we were away on tour I suggested he come on tour with us & be my assistant. Because the people he grew up with weren’t helping him. I didn’t understand that. Then EPMD broke up & everybody careers were in jeopardy BUT they all had record deals. Craig didn’t have a deal so he was assed out. After the breakup Alvin Toney took Craig to Puff & shit took off. I was happy for Craig because he finally made it!!! Then Puff hired me to do scratches on Bad Boy Albums, like 112’s “Dance For Me” read the credits. Diddy knew my group broke up & he made me his DJ, provided opportunity for me when no one would as well as Craig. If you look at my post the day Craig passed I praised @Diddy for signing Craig because I saw what he went through. I said no famous people showed up to Craig’s memorial service was weird because I saw so much love online, but I didn’t see a line outside. If @Diddy didn’t say yes, there be no Flava in our ears. Salute Diddy!!!

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DJ Scratch is disappointed in the late Craig Mack's industry friends, specifically their apparent disregard for a recent memorial service in his honor.

In an Instagram note Wednesday evening, Scratch said the service—officiated by Dr. William A. Watson and Rev. Joe L. Brown—marked the first time he's been "the only famous person to show up" at such an event. "Very weird day today, but what puts a smile on my face is that Lil Bro was at peace way before he passed away," Scratch said. "That's what matters most to me."

In a separate post, Scratch gave a shout-out to the organizer of Mack's New York memorial, Alvin Toney:

As Scratch notes, Toney—who produced Project: Funk Da World—was working on a documentary prior to Mack's death earlier this month. "Nobody got to understand his story," Toney, who had spoken with Mack one week prior to his death, told the New York Daily News. "I wanted the world to know the talent he had."

Mack died March 12 at the age of 47 after suffering heart failure at a hospital near Walterboro, South Carolina. His influence is inarguable, particularly in the early days of Diddy's Bad Boy Records. In an Instagram post the day after Mack’s death, Diddy credited Mack as "the first artist" to drop music via the label. "You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world," he added. "You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy."