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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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61.

rob    

Really a shame that this young man is in a coffin because of the bad choices he has made in his life that could have been reversed if he stayed of the pipe......Damn Tiny looks a hot mess. Ugly woman I'm sorry and hate saying that about people.

477 days ago
62.

Fred Farkel    

who??

477 days ago
63.

Ray    

why why why he basically killed his own stupid butt, not they way you earn your golden ticket

477 days ago
64.

jeff    

So glad everyone mourns now knowing he was on a spiral... and.. what the hell are these goons wearing to a funeral.. lol

477 days ago
65.

kat40    

TMZ has no class wow why in the **** would you sneak in a church and record this wow what jackasses

477 days ago
66.

Bobbi    

geeez, TMZ! THe last paragraph you state that "Mac Daddy" is one that died, not Chris Kelly.

477 days ago
67.

August    

How come the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER" didn't do its HIGHER POWER thingy and save him?

477 days ago
68.

BlaqueButterfly888    

R.I.P. Kris
I wish this live feed would stop jumping so much and going in & out

477 days ago
69.

Heather    

RIP Chris Kelly

477 days ago
70.

tariq    

Apparently you don't understand too well the psyche of people who are consumed with hate.

477 days ago
71.

Surprise    

I wish I didn't watch that. That was so sad. Allteary eyed at work. RIP young man.

477 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

Hey "Da Brat", wearing jeans to a funeral is incredibly disrespectful.

477 days ago
73.

KartrashianKow    

I dont feel sorry for anyone who dies by their own hands using illegal drugs.

477 days ago
74.

noel    

I don't know about that. I think you have to behave yourself when your alive in order to go to heaven. He wasn't and evil guy, I don't think he's in hell. He's just dead and gone, very sad. It's not judgmental, just truth. You either believe and follow the word of God, or you don't. I choose to believe.

477 days ago
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shanice    

Why the HELL do you have photos of Chris in his coffin? You have stooped to a new low, TMZ. I don't mind the photos of Farrah's grand canyon but those funeral photos are morbid and sad.

477 days ago
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