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Kris Kross Funeral

Daddy Mac Breaks Down

'I Know Chris Is in Heaven'

5/9/2013 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kris Kross rapper Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith broke down in tears today during the funeral for his former KK partner Chris Kelly -- telling the congregation, "It's been like a struggle for me every day ... I know Chris is in heaven."

During the service, which took place at a Baptist church in Atlanta, Smith said, "He was a true friend ... I just wanna say I love you man ... and I'm gonna miss you dearly."

He added, "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."

The funeral was filled with Chris Kelly's famous friends -- including R&B singer Keke Wyatt and the members of Xscape, all of whom performed songs.

Jermaine Dupri
and rapper Da Brat were also present. Da Brat was wearing her pants backwards as a tribute to the dead rapper.

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As we reported, Chris was pronounced dead last Wednesday after his body was found unresponsive in his Georgia home. His mother told police he'd been doing a mixture of cocaine and heroin the night before, and had an "extensive history of drug use."

Chris -- AKA "Mac Daddy" -- was 34.

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31.

fanboymagazine    

GREAT career move!

Enjoying the self-promoting speakers at his funeral. Heard enough "I, me, my" at this dias, all pointing to themselves, to last, uhm, until the next ex-rapper bites the rug.

476 days ago
32.

jlgrr    

Drug user dying- not sad. What did you think was going to happen?? Someone dying of cancer is sad. And drugs is NOT a disease-its a choice! Sad for his family or friends though.

476 days ago
33.

Jay-D    

Jesus tmz why dont you give them some privacy and stop reporting everything and everyone thats crying.

476 days ago
34.

smileandshine    

RIP Mac Daddy! We will never forget you!

476 days ago
35.

TheEric    

if wearing your pants like a jackass is your legacy, you've accomplished nothing in your life...good riddance

476 days ago
36.

ladee da    

Another death by drugs, let's glorify his choice to be a junky. Let's have his 1 hit keep him relevant. Seriously, what is wrong with people. He's a has been junkie. Great roll model.

476 days ago
37.

Nom    

Who cares? Why is some OD'd druggie even news? What about the mother down the street that was killed or a vet that gave the ultimate sacrifice?

Makes no sense to "celebrate" these talentless drug addicts and instead someone should of stepped in and got this person help they obviously needed.

476 days ago
38.

kitnplayn    

Instead of preserving your hip hop art, why don't you put that effort into preserving the youth of your culture. Somebody needs to teach the neglected children not to start taking drugs, because it will end in poverty and death.

476 days ago
39.

smurfya    

There's a live video feed from the funeral? That's shameful!

476 days ago
40.

Jericho Morton    

I look at the two boys too. He loved them so much he drugged himself to death, for his personal selfish pleasure. Evidence drugs are generally not contraceptive and the users are brainless, selfish, broken, empty s***.

476 days ago
41.

Jessy    

:( Rest in Paradise Chris

476 days ago
42.

Debzilla    

Thanks for streaming this TMZ! R.I.P. Chris Kelly

476 days ago
43.

GoPeytonLuck    

He was on bath salts too

476 days ago
44.

jetlew    

I wonder if some of the posts are posted by the same person

476 days ago
45.

cindy    

So Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King sacrificed everything and fought the fight so that the black community to show up to a funeral with their pants on backwards for a funeral for a one hit wonder rap singer who overdosed on heroin and cocaine. yeah okay I got it, it sure seems like progress to me.

476 days ago
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