Chris Kelly Chris Smith Kris Kross

Former kiddie rapper Chris Kelly was 18 when he purchased his first home for $307,500 at the peak of his fame as one half of the multiplatinum rap group Kris Kross. The home has depreciated in value $100K since then.

Kelly was found unresponsive in that home by his mother, Donna Kelly Pratt, who frantically dialed 911 after Kelly complained of feeling nauseated and passed out.

Kelly, 34, was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atlanta Medical Center's south campus.

His mother later told police that her son ingested a combination of cocaine and heroine, known as a "speedball." Pratt said Kelly had a history of drug abuse.

The traditional style 3,067 square foot home on Stoneleigh Drive in southwest Atlanta has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The 2-story home is just a stone's throw from the Greenbrier mall where Kelly and his best friend, Chris Kelly, both 12, were discovered rapping by an up-and-coming music producer.

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Linden Middle School

The mainstream media refuses to cover this story because it doesn't fit their agenda.

Female students at a Red Hook, New York, middle school recently participated in a workshop intended to make them more comfortable with homosexuality.

The 13-and 14-year-old girls learned about homosexuality and gender identity at Linden Avenue Middle School. They were also taught terminology such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer," CBN reports.

The workshop was designed to bring awareness to the bullying and social stigma that young homosexuals sometimes experience.

At some point during the workshop, two of the girls were asked to stand up in front of the class and kiss each other, as if they were on a date.

The students' parents are outraged.

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Jay Z attends Great Gatsby premiere

It must seem strange to rap mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter to wear clothes that are more appropriate for his age. The 45-year-old rapper, who normally dresses like a teenager, attended the "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in New York City.
Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

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    Chris Kelly Chris Smith Kris Kross

    A copy of a police report obtained by gossip website TMZ.com reveals former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly may have overdosed on a combination of cocaine and heroine.

    The police report states that Kelly, 34, may have ingested a cocaine and heroine substance known as a "speedball," the night before he died.

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    Kelly Rowland and Monica Brown

    R&B Divas Monica Brown, Kelly Rowland, SWV and KeKe Wyatt have joined forces to promote the 'Yell Confidence' public service announcement and campaign.

    According to Singersroom.com, rappers Mc Lyte, Trina and Spinderella are also putting together PSA's to support the campaign to benefit the Saving Our Daughters initiative. Celebrity photographer Derek Blanks worked with Rowland to hone her portion of the PSA.

    The Yell Confidence campaign brings awareness to domestic violence in the black community.

    Watch the behind-the-scenes video below the break.

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    twerking video gets girls suspended

    This is not what parents send their children to school to study. A disgraceful 'twerking' video got 33 students suspended from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego after the viral video was brought to the school administration's attention.

    Gawker.com reports that some 33 media students -- mostly girls -- were suspended for an array of school violations. The school's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy prohibits "verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting."

    The twerking video was filmed on the school's campus during school hours. 'Twerking' is slang for a dance that involves sexually suggestive gyrating movements of the hips, buttocks and pelvic areas.

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    Beyonce Knowles insane tour demands

    Even though Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles run a tight ship on the road, word is still filtering out about Beyonce's insane tour demands.

    The mother-of-one who is currently on a world tour in Europe is living up to her reputation as a demanding shrew who is hard to work with. Not only does Beyonce have strict rules concerning food and drink consumed by her dancers and road crew, but she even demands that their clothing be made of 100% cotton! Who does that?

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    Paris Jackson

    Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson, 82, raised all 8 of her children to be Jehovah's Witnesses. Even at the peak of his fame, superstar Michael Jackson continued going door-to-door spreading the scripture and handing out copies of The Watchtower. But Michael, who did not observe holidays or birthdays as a child, broke with religious tradition by treating his own children to lavish birthday parties at his Neverland ranch.

    When Katherine Jackson took custody of Michael's kids, Paris, 15, Prince Michael, 16, and Blanket, 11, after Michael's untimely death in 2009, the children attended meetings in Kingdom Hall with Mrs. Jackson, went door-to-door as their father did, and encouraged their friends to convert to Jehovah's Witnesses.

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    Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert

    Pregnant reality TV star and singer Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert were spotted shopping for baby items at Bel Bambini store in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Their outing was filmed for their WE tv reality show, 'Tamar and Vince'. Tamar wore a trendy maternity spandex shorts outfit which she accessorized with a pricey CÉLINE calfskin handbag. These bags are all the rage in Hollywood. They are in such high demand among celebrities, socialites and gold diggers that the bags have become the target of thieves. Out of all the high end handbags carried by upscale retailer Jeffreys in Phipps Plaza, the CÉLINE bags are the only ones kept under lock and key to thwart boosters who target high end stores.
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    Chris Kelly and Chris Smith

    CNN is reporting that Chris Kelly, left, of the rap duo Kris Kross has died at age 34 of a drug overdose.

    Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home Wednesday. He was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. at Atlanta Medical Center. Kelly’s death is being investigated as a drug overdose, Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester told The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

    The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death on Thursday.

    Kelly, also known as Mac Daddy, along with Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, also 34, (pictured above right) formed the successful kiddie rap group Kris Kross in 1992 at age 13. The group rocketed to fame with hit records "Jump" and "Warm It Up", off their debut album, Totally Krossed Out.

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    Billboard Magazine Rips Beyonce

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    Plan B pill available over the counter

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    The Cannons stayed in the luxuriously appointed Dream Suite above the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney attraction.

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