*Music mogul Jermaine Dupri has certainly lived a charmed life, and during his recent chat with Wendy Williams the South Carolina native talked about everything from his tax/money problems, trying to court Iggy Azalea and his relationships with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
Below are highlights from their chat, which you can watch in full via the clip below.
I mean, when you’re Black, you’re first generation. I’m first generation money in my family. You don’t have anybody to teach you anything you just have to learn. So for these kids and any kid that I’ve mentored, at least they have me to basically show them and see things that they can stay away from.
I just have a heart that doesn’t really care about a lot of things. So, a lot of times people hear stuff about me in the media, it’s stuff that I don’t care about. Like if I have something and I want to move and you tell me I have to pay it off in order to move, I don’t do that. I don’t have time for that. My mentality don’t think like that. I’m ready to go today.
She needs somebody like me in her life. I tried to sign Iggy that’s why I say that. I sent her a tweet, I think, and she thought I was trying to get at her because she’s fine. She kind of gave me the “send my manager, hit my manager.” When I talk to artists, I talk directly to the artist. So she kind of shunned me. But that didn’t make me not like her. I feel like she’s very talented. Artists are not people who know everything that’s why they have a mentor like myself or you have a Clive Davis, an L.A. Reid to hold them down.
JD: I haven’t spoken to her.
Wendy: She’s married.
JD: That’s for her.
Wendy: That was a moment Jermaine. We had all kind of giggles.
JD: It’s funny because people try to use my life against me. It’s a moment. My life is incredible. I’ve had an amazing career and it’s just getting started. Anything that people say about me, about Janet, about anything that’s gone on in my life, you can’t talk about my life. It’s my life. It’s amazing.
Wendy: How long were you with her? You were with her for like five years or something?
Wendy: Did you ever ask her to marry you?
JD: I think so.
Wendy: Because now she’s married to Wuzz…they live in Dubai or some place…
JD: You looked at me like I’m supposed to know.
Wendy: I’m sorry JD. It would be uncomfortable if you did know because that would mean you hadn’t move on with your life.
Wendy: Are you loving her residency in Vegas?
JD: Yes. That was my idea. They just didn’t take it when I suggested it.
Wendy: Have you ever tried to romance Mariah?
Wendy: You don’t have to be so short with me.
JD: Nah, I’m just saying. You know, they say a lot of times that business people can’t have– that’s my real friend. I’ve known her longer than any husband that she’s had.
You can watch the full interview in the video below.
(Highlights above via Madame Noire)