Former Kris Kross member Chris Kelly is being remembered by the music world after he was found dead at his Atlanta home Wednesday from a suspected drug overdose. Below is a compilation of the latest reaction to the 34-year-old performer's death.
Producer/rapper Jermaine Dupri, who discovered the duo of Kris Kross in an Atlanta mall and launched the group: "To the world, Chris was Mac Daddy, but to me, he was a son I never had. As much as you may think I taught him, he taught me. God has blessed me to be in the presence of so many naturally talented people, and Chris was one... I will always love you, Chris and I will never let the world forget you. May God bless your soul."
LL Cool J: "R.I.P Chris Kelly. This song is now officially dedicated to you. May GOD embrace your soul & lift up your family." The actor/rapper then included a link to his new song Jump On It
Nicki Minaj: "So sorry to hear that. Sending love to his family. RIP Chris"
Ludacris: "One of my motivations as a kid to even get into the rap game. You will be missed. R.I.P. Chris Kelly"
Lil' Kim: "I'm so sad to hear the news of Chris Kelly. What a great loss. RIP Mac Daddy."
Russell Simmons: "RIP Chris Kelly from Kriss Kross…"