"Daddy Mac" is remembering the "Mac Daddy."
"Chris Kelly was my Best Friend," said the rapper in a statement. "He was like a brother. I love him and will miss him dearly."
"Our friendship began as little boys in first grade. We grew up together. It was a blessing to achieve the success, travel the world and entertain Kris Kross fans all around the world with my best friend," he continued. "It is what we wanted to do and what brought us happiness. I will always cherish the memories of the C-Connection."
Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta residence yesterday afternoon and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today.
Atlanta police told E! News they're investigating his death as a possible drug overdose after reports that the hip-hopster may have taken cocaine and heroin.
Smith concluded his statement by paying tribute to their 20-year partnership, writing,
"KRIS KROSS FOREVER, the 'MAC DADDY' and 'DADDY MAC.'"
No doubt Kris Kross fans feel his pain.