Chris Kelly’s Former Rap Partner Mourns His Death

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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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly buy Bel Air mansion

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Supposedly, socialite Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have purchased a 10,000-square-foot, $11 million mansion in a gated community in Bel Air, CA., where they plan to raise their test tube baby. I’ll believe it when I see pictures of Kanye walking down the driveway wearing boxers and a robe to pick up the morning paper or to check the mailbox.

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Exclusive: Peek inside Kandi Burruss’s mansion

Yesterday, I inquired about Kandi Burruss’ new home in one of my posts. This morning I found an email in my Inbox from a loyal reader who was familiar with the details of Kandi’s southwest Atlanta estate. My reader sent the info with the condition that I not disclose Kandi’s address or details of the transaction.

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Toni Braxton’s Foreclosed Mansion Already Under Contract

Toni Braxton

TMZ reported today that singer Toni Braxton’s 6 bedroom, 6 bath Duluth mansion was in foreclosure. If you thought you could get a good deal on the $1.1 million mansion once owned by Toni Braxton, you’re too late. According to Rodney Ho of AJC’s Radio & TV Talk blog, the home is already under contract.

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Usher puts Tameka Foster’s mansion on the market for $3.2M

This post was updated from an earlier version that contains the same information as present.

R&B crooner Usher Raymond recently put the palatial mansion that he once shared with ex-wife Tameka Raymond on the market — and he’s giving her 60 days to vacate the premises.

Public records show the 33-year-old singer purchased the 12,445 square foot, 6 bedroom, 8 bath mansion in Roswell in 2007 (the year he married Tameka) for $3,040,000. The value of the home has dropped over a million dollars in recent years. But Usher is listing the home at $3.2 million.

Usher filed for divorce from Tameka in 2009 after living apart for over a year. He allowed Tameka to live in the mansion with their sons, 4 and 3, and her sons from previous relationships for a few years. But the terms of their divorce allows Usher to sell the mansion at will.

Friends say Usher was tired of sinking thousands of dollars a month into the mansion for its daily upkeep. He wants Tameka out so he can unload the pricey property and cut his losses.

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Chad Johnson facing foreclosure

If your day isn’t going well, cheer up. You could be in Chad Johnson’s shoes.

Not only is Johnson on the verge of divorce, but in addition to getting fired from 2 jobs and losing 1 endorsement, he may be homeless as well. According to, Johnson is facing foreclosure after losing his Miami Dolphins wide receiver gig.

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It’s Moving Day for Evander Holyfield

Former heavyweight boxing champ recently lost his sprawling $10 million dollar mansion to foreclosure. The 54,000 sq. ft. Fayetteville, Georgia mansion sold at a loss for $7.5 million on the courthouse steps on March 6, according to

According to his senior advisor, Holyfield was “confident that an amiable agreement” would be reached so he could stay in his home that was fit for a king. But he lost that fight. So today was moving day.

A loyal reader snapped a pic of Holyfield’s prized 1984 Corvette secured to the back of a tow truck rolling down Jonesboro road just moments ago. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my spy spotted eight huge 18-wheelers parked on the property. Moving men were busy loading the trucks with Holyfield’s worldly possessions.

There’s no word on where Holyfield is moving to.

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