Jermaine Dupri News

  • Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's Latest Single Is An Usher "Rip-Off"
    Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's Latest Single Is An Usher "Rip-Off"
    Mar 14, 2015 at 09:14 PM
    Last week, Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay over $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family on the basis of copyright infringement. Jurors determined that Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines", which has become one of the best-selling singles of all time, was guilty of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up". 
  • Rap Industry Recap: September
    Rap Industry Recap: September
    Oct 1, 2014 at 01:15 PM
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed, to stay afloat with the industry.
  • Mariah Carey Parts Ways With Manager Jermaine Dupri
    Mariah Carey Parts Ways With Manager Jermaine Dupri
    Aug 6, 2014 at 04:00 PM
    The response and sales for Mariah Carey's latest body of work, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse has been pretty lackluster, as we reported she initially sold 58,000 copies opening week, but quickly fell off the Billboard 200. It now has total sales of only 103,000 copies. Perhaps this has spurred Mariah to initiate a change in her career, starting with her management, it seems. 
  • Jermaine Dupri On Chris Brown: "He's Gonna Be More Famous Than Tupac"
    Jermaine Dupri On Chris Brown: "He's Gonna Be More Famous Than Tupac"
    Jun 29, 2014 at 03:50 PM
    Hot 97's Miss Info has been breaking stories left and right at her BET Awards press table. Yesterday, she managed to get Meek Mill to spill the beans on a track from his thus-far-secretive upcoming album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, and now she's gotten Jermaine Dupri to Chris Brown some of the highest praise possible: a comparison to 2Pac.
  • Rappers Who Were Born Rich
    Rappers Who Were Born Rich
    Jun 14, 2014 at 06:07 PM
    Many hip-hop artists have rapped about life experiences like starting from the bottom, the struggle and the drug game. The come-up story has always been a selling point for many artists through the years. Some of your favorites like Lil Wayne, B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, 50 Cent, and more have experienced this and have shared it through their music. However, there is a new trend popping up in hip-hop culture of young, incredibly wealthy artists aiming to be the next big rapper.
  • Jermaine Dupri Sued For $1 Million Over Unpaid Royalties
    Jermaine Dupri Sued For $1 Million Over Unpaid Royalties
    Feb 24, 2014 at 02:11 PM
    Jermaine Dupri has a pretty hefty lawsuit on his hands, and it stems from a former business partner who claims he's been shortchanged by the rapper. Back in 2005, Dupri launched Dieniahmar Music LLC with partner Eddie Weathers, and Weathers now claims that he's lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties since the company began. 
  • Justin Bieber Spotted With Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, Jermaine Dupri & Diddy
    Justin Bieber Spotted With Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, Jermaine Dupri & Diddy
    Feb 6, 2014 at 10:16 AM
    When he's not busy getting into trouble with the cops, whether that be in the U.S. or in Canada, or sucking on stripper nipples, Justin Bieber is in the studio with r
  • Mariah Carey Announces Jermaine Dupri Is Now Her Manager
    Mariah Carey Announces Jermaine Dupri Is Now Her Manager
    Oct 7, 2013 at 04:15 PM
    Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have a lot of history together, which they are hoping to turn into big bucks, with the announcement of a new "merger" between the two. The "merger" basically means that Jermaine Dupri will now manage Mariah Carey. In a press release, Jermaine stated, "A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution."
  • Mariah Carey Hit The Studio With Jermaine Dupri & Nas
    Mariah Carey Hit The Studio With Jermaine Dupri & Nas
    Sep 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM
    Mariah Carey is currently at work on a new album, and she hit the studio with Jermaine Dupri and Nas last night to cook something up for the LP.
  • Jermaine Dupri Could Lose Music Rights Of So So Def Artists [Update: Dupri Claims He Was Taken Advantage Of By Personal Banker]
    Jermaine Dupri Could Lose Music Rights Of So So Def Artists [Update: Dupri Claims He Was Taken Advantage Of By Personal Banker]
    Aug 4, 2013 at 10:44 AM
    Although Jermaine Dupri paid off his enormous tax lien of $3 million earlier this year, he's still suffering from financial problems. The SunTrust Bank has launched a new lawsuit against Dupri, because he has failed to pay back completely a $4.8 million loan he took out back in 2010.
  • Jermaine Dupri Loses Lamborghini Lawsuit, Owes $79,000
    Jermaine Dupri Loses Lamborghini Lawsuit, Owes $79,000
    Jul 22, 2013 at 02:21 PM
    Jermaine Dupri's financial woes just keep stacking up. In December of 2011 we reported on Jermaine Dupri getting sued over his Lamborghini, after he failed to make payments on the $330,000  vehicle (although he did make an initial payment of $70,000).
  • Jermaine Dupri Hit With $800,000 Tax Lien
    Jermaine Dupri Hit With $800,000 Tax Lien
    Jun 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    Jermaine Dupri continues to have financial trouble. It was reported last month that the rapper could lose the rights to his label So So Def if he could not repay an oustanding loan, and he has now been served with 2 hefty tax liens.
  • Jermaine Dupri Calls Chris "Mac Daddy" The "Son I Never Had" In Letter To Fans [Update: So So Def Issue Statement]
    Jermaine Dupri Calls Chris "Mac Daddy" The "Son I Never Had" In Letter To Fans [Update: So So Def Issue Statement]
    May 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM
    The passing of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has been felt through out the hip-hop community. Many rappers and artists have already expressed their sorrow over Chris' death, one of them, Jermaine Durpi, was particularly close with the rapper.
  • Usher, Jermaine Dupri & Young Jeezy Collaborating On New Usher Album
    Usher, Jermaine Dupri & Young Jeezy Collaborating On New Usher Album
    Mar 31, 2013 at 09:56 AM
    Both Jermaine Dupri and Young Jeezy have posted photos on Instagram that show them in the studio with Usher, which is sure to be a welcome sight for fans of the R&B singer.
  • Jermaine Dupri Pays Off $3 Million Tax Lien
    Jermaine Dupri Pays Off $3 Million Tax Lien
    Feb 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    Jermaine Dupri has finally settled his finances, paying off a $3 million tax lien stemming from 2008. The IRS filed the lien in 2008, claiming Dupri had failed to pay his taxes since 2006, resulting in back taxes of $3,095,004.64. Jermaine payed off the bill on January 18th, as TMZ reports.  
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