The funeral service for late Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly was held in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon (May 9). A host of friends, family and celebrities came out to honor “Mac Daddy” during a ceremony at the Jackson Memorial Baptist church. The eulogy was given by Kelly’s partner in rhyme, Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith.
“He was a true friend … I just wanna say I love you man … and I’m gonna miss you dearly,” said Smith, reports TMZ. “My life … it ain’t ever gonna be the same, but I just hope our legacy for hip-hop is never forgotten. I’m gonna do my part to make sure Chris’ legacy will live on.”
Family including Kelly’s older sister also spoke while members of Xscape and R&B singer KeKe Wyatt sang. So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, who discovered Kris Kross was in attendance as well as Da Brat and T.I.’s wife Tiny Harris. Da Brat attended the ceremony wearing Air Jordan 3’s and denim shorts worn backward in honor of her fallen friend. JD wore backwards jeans, too.
Kelly died on May 1 after being found unresponsive in his Atlanta home. He was 34-years-old.
Check out photos from Chris Kelly’s funeral in the gallery. Rest in peace.
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