Massachusetts cemetery panel: No profanity on rapper Sonny Santiago's headstone

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LYNN, Mass. (AP) - Commissioners at a Massachusetts cemetery have said no to profanity on headstones.

Sonny Santiago was a rapper who died in a car crash in February. Commissioners at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn this week unanimously rejected his family's request to inscribe his gravestone with a song verse that included profanity.

The commission became aware of the language when the company inscribing the 3-foot tall memorial submitted drawings to commissioners.

"You gonna remember the damn name, I give a f*** if I die with no damn friends, I got my fam by my side and that's until the end," the proposed inscription read.

Chairman Arthur Dulong tells The Daily Item of Lynn the commission had never had to deal with profanities on memorials before.

Santiago's sister-in-law, Angela Ventola, says city officials contacted the family about the inscription and they agreed to have the gravestone inscribed with a different, profanity-free verse from a song Santiago wrote.

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