August 22, 2019
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In a new interview with Big Tigger Wednesday, Jermaine Dupri spoke out about the online rumors that suggested Jay-Z advised JD against working with the NFL during the 2019 Super Bowl held in Atlanta. This comes on the heels of Hov’s controversial new deal that allows Roc Nation to produce concerts for the league. Dupri spoke out about the rumor started by DJ Funkmaster Flex, denying Jay told him to avoid working with the NFL, given its then-ongoing case with Colin Kaepernick.
I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH JERMAINE DUPRI… HE CONFIRMED THAT WHEN HE WAS WORKING WITH THE NFL LAST YEAR HE DID GET A CALL FROM JAYZ ASKING HIM.. “HOW DEEP ARE U IN WITH THE NFL?” EXPRESSING… “THAT MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD IDEA”
— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) August 19, 2019
“…he never told me, don’t do what I was doing. When I tell people he and I spoke, they run with that. That’s not a secret. Everybody knows, Jay-Z is my man. I didn’t think me speaking to my friends is a secret.”
But it was what JD said during the interview about his part in boycotting that surprised us. Did you know Jermaine resigned from his position as President of the Atlanta chapter of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences when CBS banned his then-girlfriend Janet Jackson from the Grammys in 2004?
“…you have to be involved with something if you want to make a change in that something. I remember when the Grammys boycotted Janet. I was the President of the chapter here and I quit. How can you be the President of something that boycotts your girlfriend and you can’t do anything about it? I was on the board and I couldn’t change the fact that this was what y’all wanted to do.” Start at the 21:48 mark and watch the entire interview below.
TELL US: What do you think? Did Jay make the right move?