I remember during the earliest stages of the pandemic when the Verzuz battle was born in an attempt to keep our spirits up. But that was last year and after some very good and very bad matchups (looking at you Keyshia Cole) they can stop now. I don’t want to see any more Verzuz battles. However, they keep multiplying and now Jermaine Dupri wants to hop on the bandwagon by calling out Diddy for a battle. But Diddy isn’t here for Jermaine’s paltry catalog of hits and has no problem letting him know just how unmatched they both are.
After Jermaine Dupri about how contemporary female rappers are all rapping about the “same thing” and are basically “strippers rapping,” Cardi B came out swinging. As literally a former-stripper who raps, I guess she took offense. Make Jermaine come correct, Cardi!
Just because Bill Cosby did something wrong, doesn’t mean Rudy Huxtable should have to suffer for it. Thankfully, Rudy AKA Jermaine Dupri has something nothing to be ashamed of: Us Weekly reports that Jermaine and Janet Jackson are back together. According to a source, the pair were seen “cuddled up and holding hands” during an after party for Janet’s State of the World tour stop in Atlanta.
This news is making me very excited. If that picture above proves anything, it’s that Janet Jackson was clearly at her best, fashion-wise, during the Jermaine Dupri years. Meanwhile, this news is probably making Jermaine Dupri very excited because it’s the first time in a while that his name has been trending and it has nothing to do with being broke.
Janet and Jermaine dated from 2002 to 2009. Four years later she got married to Wissam Al Mana, a relationship which has morphed into a messy divorce and custody battle. According to Bossip, Janet is drying her tears on Jermaine’s shoulder (her poor back must be so sore from bending over that low).
Sources claim that Janet and Jermaine have “recently reunited” and that things are “heating back up.” Janet is currently on her State of the World Tour. Bossip points out that Jermaine was in Los Angeles on Sunday night for VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, and that Janet is scheduled to perform in Anaheim on Saturday.
Janet and Jermaine haven’t been a thing in eight years. I hope it’s not awkward for either of them, especially when it comes to the subject of Jermaine’s giant Janet tattoo. I don’t know if his tattoo still looks the same or if he attempted to make it look less like Janet. But I really hope for his sake that he didn’t. Because literally the only way he could have changed it was to add wrinkles and claim it was a tattoo of Emperor Palpatine, and that’s bound to be an awkward conversation.