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It looks like Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson might be talking.
The pair split up way back in 2009 after seven years together, but a source close to both of them told E! that they are “getting close again.” Apparently, Jermaine and Janet started chatting immediately after Janet split from her ex-husband Eissa Al Mana. The two have reportedly been “consistently in contact” since then. The latter is dealing with an infant child and a new tour, so it’s easy to see how she might want to talk to somebody who knows her.
Takin’ It Back
Dupri has been in a nostalgic mood for more than just women as of late. Dupri is partially responsible for the Xscape reunion at the heart of the new reality TV series Still Kickin It.
Dupri licensed the group’s music to an otherwise unauthorized biopic, which spurred the group to reconvene and tell their story. In a recent episode of the show, the group gathered to tell Dupri about himself. However, he tried to pretend he was a master manipulator, saying that the release of their music was a way to “kick them in the a– to get up and work.”
“You didn’t know what. You’re just trying to take credit for this reunion. Stop it! OK!” Kandi Burruss responded in the confessional booth.
“What ya’ll are doing now,” Dupri says, “is what I knew was going to happen anyway.” He was partly right. Kandi Burruss explained that they were motivated to move by the decisiion.
“What happened was a network was going to do an unauthorized movie about us, and of course I’m not going to let somebody just take my legacy,” she told People. “So I called my group members and we were all able to have a conversation to start trying to get our story told the right way.”
It’s not just reunited groups, either. Dupri shared some tidbits about what it was like dealing with the heated releationship of Biggie and Lil Kim back in their heyday. In a recent interview, he shared a scary story about the time that Big pulled a gun on Kim in the studio.
“I think he [Biggie] had fucked Kim’s sister,” Dupri said, as a possible explanation for what caused the bad vibes in the air. “This is in the music, though.”
Dupri is referring to the song “Friend Of Mine” from Ready To Die. In the song, he raps, “She’s saying I dissed her ’cause I’m fucking her sister/ a message to the fellas, that really gets them pissed.”
“Biggie pulled the strap on her,” Dupri continued. “To get her to do the verse?” N.O.R.E. asked. “No, to let her know he’d kill her,” Dupri replied.
As for Janet, she’s been too busy to be wistful. However, she did carve some time out of her schedule to FaceTime Teyana Taylor after the model was distraught over missing a flight that would have taken her to a Janet show.
“I meant what I said. You’re so beautiful!” Janet captioned a photo of herself talking to Teyana over FaceTime. “Can’t wait to meet you in person. Love and blessings.”
Taylor’s response was… a bit less measured.
“B*TCHHHHHH IM MOTHA F*CKIN HOLLERINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGG JANET JUST FACETIME’D ME OMG OMG OMFG,” she wrote on Twitter after the conversation. “OMG I WAS GAGGING!!!! B*itch I dropped the phone she’s so stunning!!!!!!”
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