Jermaine Dupri Speaks On Losing Chris Kelly & Says He Was "Like A Son", Preliminary Reports Point To Heroine & Cocaine Involvement
Chris Kelly's (on left) untimely death has left friends and family at a loss. Now find out what Jermaine Dupri, the head of SoSo Def Records who gave Kriss Kross their start, has to say about losing the rapper who was "like a son" to him. Plus, new details have emerged about the possible cause of death...
In a heartfelt yet sad open letter about how badly the death of Chris "MacDaddy" Kelly has affected him, Jermaine Dupri just spilled his heart to the world.
J.D. discovered Chris & Chris "DaddyMac" almost two decades ago and they went on to make SoSoDef one of the hottest labels of the 90's. And Mr. Dupri revealed he actually spent more time with the Chrises than anyone else in his life.
He said Chris Kelly was like a son to him and he was always turnt up. Check out the letter below:
Reports have also emerged about the possible cause of Chris Kelly's death. The 34-year-old was found "unresponsive" by his mother, Donna, on his living room couch yesterday.
He did a radio interview the night before and indeed sounded like something could be a bit off. And TMZ reports that his mother told police he had also taken heroine and cocaine the night before.
After the death, cops spoke with Donna Kelly Pratt -- Chris' mother -- who told police ... the night before Kelly's medical emergency, he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine -- commonly known as "speedballs."
Donna told police she had personally taken Kelly home to recover from the drug use ... just as she had done several times before. Donna told cops Kelly had felt nauseous all morning before passing out.
According to the report, Kelly's mother and Kelly's uncle both told investigators the rapper had an "extensive history of drug use."
Audio from Chris' interview with Streetz Morning Grind radio show in ATL the day before is above. He seems to have spoken to the hosts via phone because he missed going into the station for the actual interview.