Funeral services for Kris Kross rapper Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly were held at a Baptist church in Atlanta, today.
According to TMZ, rap mate Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith delivered an emotional speech which left many of Kelly’s friends, fans and family members in tears.
“I know Chris is in heaven,” he said. “He was a true friend.”
He went on to say that dealing with Kelly’s death has been a struggle everyday. “I just want to say, I love you man. I would say Kris Kross forever, but without Chris, it ain’t never gonna be the same. 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.”
Other guests at the service included Kris Kross founder Jermaine Dupri and label mate Da Brat, who both wore their pants backwards in the late rapper’s honor.
According to reports, R&B singer Keke Wyatt and the members of Xscape both gave performances.
Kelly’s mother told police he had an “extensive history of drug use” and used a mixture of cocaine and heroin on the night before his death. The 34-year-old was found unresponsive in his Georgia home on May 1st.
Check Out This Gallery
Celebs Who Died Of Drug Overdoses [PHOTOS]
1. Ol' Dirty BastardSource:Bob Berg/Getty Images 1 of 18
2. River PhoenixSource:Ron Galella/Getty Images 2 of 18
3. Chris FarleySource:NBC/Getty Images 3 of 18
4. John BelushiSource:Peter Simon/Getty Images 4 of 18
5. Jean-Michel BasquiatSource:Tristan Fewings/Getty Images 5 of 18
6. David RuffinSource:Gilles Petard/Getty Images 6 of 18
7. Jimi HendrixSource:Mark and Colleen Hayward/Getty Images 7 of 18
8. Marilyn MonroeSource:Frederic REGLAIN/Getty Images 8 of 18
9. Dorothy DandridgeSource:Denver Post/Getty Images 9 of 18
10. Jim MorrisonSource:Robert Altman/Getty Images 10 of 18
11. Janis JoplinSource:Mirrorpix/Getty Images 11 of 18
12. Elvis PresleySource:Universal History Archive/Getty Images 12 of 18
13. Billie HolidaySource:PA Images/Getty Images 13 of 18
14. Anna Nicole SmithSource:Ron Davis/Getty Images 14 of 18
15. Heath LedgerSource:Eric CATARINA/Getty Images 15 of 18
16. Michael JacksonSource:Donaldson Collection/Getty Images 16 of 18
17. Kriss KrossSource:Paul Natkin/Getty Images 17 of 18
18. Amy WinehouseSource:Yui Mok - PA Images/Getty Images 18 of 18
Kris Kross Rapper Chris Smith Gives Tearful Speech At Chris Kelly’s Funeral was originally published on hellobeautiful.com