Some who attended the funeral of Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly paid tribute by wearing their pants backwards. Kelly and his rap partner Chris Smith wore their pants backwards early in their career, creating a fashion sensation among young fans.
Among those sporting the backwards pants was record executive Jermaine Dupri, who first discovered the duo performing at a shopping mall when he was 18 years old, before producing all three Kris Kross albums.
Rapper Da Brat was another notable person to wear her pants backwards in tribute at the May 9 funeral. Kelly died May 1 due to a possible drug overdose. According to his mother, the rapper had used drugs the night before he passed.
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