Jermaine Dupri

JANET JACKSON’S TOUR OF JAPAN CANCELLED

  Via BBC News Janet Jackson’s tour of Japan has been postponed, with promoters blaming the global financial crisis. Japanese concert promoter Kyodo Yokohama said the singer cancelled five concerts due to take place in February. The 42-year-old Grammy Award winner had planned to perform in several major cities, including Nagoya and Osaka. Jackson, on her first world tour in nearly seven years, cancelled seven performances in the US in 2008 because of a bout of vertigo. The gigs in Japan will []

ISLAND/DEF JAM SOURCE HITS BACK AT JERMAINE DUPRI

In response to Jermaine Dupri’s interview with Essence.com, an Island/Def Jam source has come forward and disclosed the following…… Via Page Six: “After [his girlfriend] Janet Jackson’s album and tour bombed, he basically didn’t come back to work. He still collected a paycheck, but didn’t bother to do anything that he was supposed to do, like find artists, release records or actually show up. Executives tried to talk to him, but he just lost heart.” Dupri was widely blamed for Jackson’s album flop as []

JERMAINE DUPRI DISAPPOINTED IN L.A REID

Jermaine Dupri talks about his current ‘non-existant’ relationship with Universal Music Group President L.A Reid. Dupri was recently fired as President of Island Records Urban Music division.   Via Essence ESSENCE.COM: Was it an amicable parting? DUPRI: I haven’t spoken to L.A. [Reid] in three months. I don’t know if it’s amicable [considering] that they claim they put me out. I feel like it’s not amicable. Don’t lie, be real about the situation. It goes back to their having the attitude of let’s try and []

JANET JACKSON LEAVES ISLAND DEF JAM

Producer Rodney Jerkins talks about Janet and her release from Island Def Jam. Via Rap-up.com Janet is currently touring the States playing in front of sell out audiences. She still has a die hard fan base, and is armed with a multitude of classics under her belt. She is better off going it a lone. Island Def Jam/ her beau Jermaine Dupri didn’t have a clue when it came to Janet’s career! This was made clear when Jermaine produced this crap for Janet and encouraged this ill-fated collaboration…..

IS ISLAND DEF JAM ABOUT TO FIRE JERMAINE DUPRI?

A Def Jam source has informed resident SOHH.com writer Gyant, that the head of Island Record’s Urban Division, Jermaine Dupri is about to be given his marching orders! Gyant writes: “After several failed projects, which includes Janet Jackson’s Discipline, Mariah Carey’s E=MC2 and Johnta Austin’s permanently shelved project it looks like the powers that be have had enough and JD’s time as head of Island Records’ urban division has come to an end. I am being told that JD’s termination papers were being drafted []