The news of Kriss Kross member Chris Kelly continues to work up the emotions of hip-hop’s biggest entertainers as Nicki Minaj, N.O.R.E, Freekey Zekey and more have offered up their condolences.
Upset by the news, Minaj sent out positive thoughts to Kelly’s family.
“So sorry to hear that. Sending love to his family. RIP Chris” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Fellow Atlanta artist Keri Hilson reacted to the heart-breaking news.
“Rest In Peace, Chris Kelly. Kris Kross lives forever. Thank you for the memories. #AtlantasOwn” (Keri Hilson’s Twitter)
The news even struck a chord with Dipset’s Freekey Zekey.
“Chris Kelly may u keep’m Jump’n in Heaven Like u had us on Earth!!! http://instagram.com/p/Yzqb2yS6EM/” (Freekey Zekey’s Twitter)
Hollywood actor Marlon Wayans remembered Kriss Kross’ infectious “Jump, Jump” anthem.
“Damn RIP Chris Kelly… Make ‘em “jump jump” in heaven bro.” (Marlon Wayans’ Twitter)
Movie star Megan Good remembered just how much of a Kriss Kross fan she was growing up.
“Was a huge KrissKross fan.If you remember the N’Sync craze?That’s how I was bout the Chris’s.My room was COVER’D in posters RIP #ChrisKelly” (Meagan Good’s Twitter)
New York rapper N.O.R.E. also remembered the legacy Kelly made as a member of Kriss Kross.
“R.i.p the homey from Chris cross Chris Kelly rest In peace!!!!!!” (N.O.R.E’s Twitter)
Former So So Def member Da Brat revealed her reaction to the shocking news.
“REST IN PEACE TO MY LIL BRO CHRIS KELLY OF KRIS KROSS. Dam wasn’t we JUST at rehearsal and doin a So So Def20 show? pic.twitter.com/G514NguEs1″ (Da Brat’s Twitter)
While an autopsy is scheduled to take place today (May 2), speculation and reports claim drugs may have ended the 34-year-old’s life.
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. He was 34. “It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose,” said Cpl. Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police. This, Lester said, is based on statements received at the scene as well as evidence turned up at Kelly’s home in south Atlanta. (Associated Press)
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