Chris Lighty's funeral drew a slew of hip-hop biggest artists on Wednesday, September 5. Celebrities namely , , Missy Elliot, , , , Russell Simmons, , Lyor Cohen and Grandmaster Flash were blending with family and friends to pay final respect to the late music manager at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan.
The funeral service began at around 9 A.M. and the attendees only started to come out shortly after 1 P.M. Met outside the chapel, LL told MTV News, "He was a jewel and a treasured person in the community. Just one of the architects of our culture and he was my friend." Busta exited at around 1:30 P.M. and shared hugs with other mourners.