Jermaine Dupri Reacts To Tyler, The Creator's Praise: "I Truly Appreciate Your Amazing Words"

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Jermaine Dupri has thanked Tyler, The Creator for calling him "one of our greats."

Jermaine Dupri has responded to the recent praise Tyler, The Creator's shared during an interview on the Rap Radar podcast. After Tyler labeled Dupri "one of our greats," the 50-year-old responded on Instagram expressing his appreciation.

“Yo!!! @feliciathegoat I was contemplating back-and-forth,” he captioned a clip of Tyler's comments. “If I should even post this, but what I feel is what I write and I felt the need to let everybody know I truly appreciate your amazing words. Thank You [prayer hands emoji]. I’m in the studio right now waiting for you to tell me when you’re ready. lol.”

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: SiriusXM Town Hall with Jermaine Dupri at SiriusXM Studios on June 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

As for what Tyler originally said, he explained that Dupri "has so much knowledge." He also brought up Dupri's collaboration with Mariah Carey on his album, Life in 1472. "Jermaine Dupri is one of our greats. Truly, one of our greats, like, I was listening to 'Sweetheart' by him and Mariah Carey off of that album. And I’m listening to this, and I’m like, ‘I didn’t even know Jermaine Dupri was writing these songs.’ And by the way: I didn’t know! Pharrell told me! And I’m like, ‘n***a, what?’ Yeah! This n***a be writing these songs!”

When Dupri shared the clip, Royce Da 5'9 commented on the post, "This all facts." Another fan wrote, "I literally was telling somebody this the other day! This generation needs a class on real hip hop cuz they really don’t know shit!!!" The post comes days after Dupri shared a new freestyle on Instagram, which received praise from Diddy.

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Elsewhere in Tyler's interview with Rap Radar, he discussed the deluxe version of Call Me If You Get Lost, The Estate Sale, as well as his relationship with NBA YoungBoy, working with DJ Drama, and much more.


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