Kamal “Chance” Givens Shares Even More Images From “Real’s” Funeral And Explains Why: “It’s The Least I Could Do”

March 9, 2015  |  


We told you that Ahmad “Real” Givens was laid to rest in California last Thursday. His emotional service was attended by family and friends, including brother Kamal, aka, “Chance,” who posted quite a few pictures from the funeral on social media.

And while people understood that Chance is mourning and dealing with the loss of his brother in his own way, some still expressed their displeasure with the fact that he, as well as family friends, shared so many images from the service on Instagram. People on our original post felt that sharing pics on social media would have been the last thing on their mind during such a heartbreaking time:

“I don’t get it. I guess everyone is different but the last thing on my mind would be taking pictures and posting them on facebook and instagram.”

“Nothing is private anymore. I can’t imagine grieving so bad that I hade[sic] time to do a Instagram collage of my pain. People are addicted to letting everyone know what they’re doing, thinking and feeling every minute of the day. This is not normal. This whole dang on world is desensitized.”

“I agree. I lost my little sister in 2013 and everybody thought something had happened to me the way I dropped off the map. I could barely function, let alone look at or post to any type of social media. I was self medicating to try to numb my pain. Maybe posting all this helped him in some way. Couldn’t have been me though.”

Well, despite the confusion of others, Chance shared even more images on social media during the weekend from the services for Real:

Longest walk of my life! #chancelovesreal #Stallionaires

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It's hard being a brothers keeper but somebody has to do it! #Stallionaires

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My brother had a lovely service. #Stallionaires

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As we come to closer we released white doves. #welovereal #Stallionaires #livelong

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But Chance explained on Instagram that he shared all the images he did so that fans of his brother, as well as family and friends who couldn’t make it, would feel like they were actually present at the service:


And considering that so many of Chance’s followers thanked him and sent their condolences to the reality star on his IG account, it seems that sharing the photos was very much appreciated:

“I know it has been difficult for you and your family, but as a fan of you guys, I personally appreciate you sharing these precious pictures with us. God bless and keep you all and may His presence be with you as well as the spirit of your brother. R.I.P. Ahmad.”

“Thank you for sharing such a tender, intimate time. @stallionaireschance I’m sorry. It’s like losing part of yourself. But you’re blessed to have had each other.”

“Thanks for letting us be a part of this time in your family’s lives. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. Never. You are in my thoughts and prayers. So young and so handsome. RIP Real”

While not everyone may understand his choice to post the images, if it helps him get through this time, that’s what matters.

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