Jermaine Dupri Officially Leaves Virgin Records Post

jd.jpgJermaine Dupri confirmed today that he has resigned from his post as head of Urban Music at Virgin Records. During the past week, rumors have circulated that Dupri had already left the label in the wake of the lackluster sales of his girlfriend Janet Jackson’s latest LP, 20 Y.O. In a statement released to the Associated Press, Dupri commented, “Since there are so many rumors running rampant about my position at Virgin Records, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight. I was not forced out of the company, I made a decision that it was in my best interest to leave.” Jackson’s album sold a disappointing 296K copies in its first week on shelves and later experienced a 74% sales drop-off, causing it to plummet several spots on the Billboard charts in just a week. Dupri, who is credited with a slew of hit records from various R&B, pop and hip-hop acts over the last 16 years, accepted the position at Virgin in 2005.

  • jilla

    who gives a fuck JD been huff afta money aint a thang

  • Harlem G

    at least he still fuckin janet!

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce
  • Mac

    JD sucks.. Janet is hot though

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce

    Sorry 3rd….

  • 420PURP

    harlem g you act like thats a good thing. only her albums title is 20 years old that bitch is elgible for social security!!!!

  • Wardypop

    Stop Cryin JD

  • Tukrazy

    JD: “Awww, my old bitch ain’t moving no units! Yall ain’t pushinh her shit right, you need to target the baby boomers man.”

    Janet used to be fine. Now she resembles Michael just a little too much! Fuck that old broad.

  • P.G. Lee

    LOL yeah at least he’s still fucking janet jackson skeet skeet skeet skeet

  • OG Frank

    Get Lost punk!

  • Millo from the Island

    Who care’s!!!!
    Janet I love you!!!
    Show me that again please!!!!
    I have to see the other one!!!
    Come on!

  • Fuck gayme

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • frankwhite45

    That niggas is slept on but hes responsible for mad hits myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • koofiesmacker

    ^^^^
    Ok yeah is responsible for many “so called” hits,..ok and all those “so called” hits are either snap or shoulder “fuckin” lean music. For fuck sake it’s about danm time we got a break from him.
    Fuck JD, I should slap the life out that midget for doing DAZ dirty, fuck him. At least for now we wont hear anything from him till he gets another Gig. And i know he will be back on the airwave soon, since guys frankwhite45 who run this industry thinks he makes hit

  • http://www.ratpack.com Bleaze

    JD stopped me from getting a deal so fuck him!!! straight my niggaz dat know me know da deal… he shoulda neva took da job and I would be signed…. fuck JD and its only one Motown!!

  • H-MAN

    yep, yep..JD’s tour of duty iz ova at Virgin…unless there iz anotha Rythem nation in her…Go watch Dracula 2000, Virgin Recordz….crossin ova 2 moviez

  • vindi

    he’s made his money from production so resigning there is a minor

    http://www.myspace.com/vindiakaleon
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  • Jersey Boy

    JD is paid etc thats nothing to him I think JD Worried about that pussy of Ms. JACKSON………..LOL HA HAHA

  • Jersey Boy

    JD is paid etc thats nothing to him I think JD Worried about that pussy of Ms. JACKSON………..LOL HA HAHA ONE DUKE

  • My Big Balls

    That nigga crazy…he should have stayed getting that paper. Wasn’t nuttin gonna save whack ass Janet, she can’t sing for shit! It’s a damn shame when Nelly’s voice is stronger than hers…
    lo fucking l

  • crsone01

    I really could care less about this story because JD is paid and will continue to get his!However,when idiotic comments by idiots(this means you”koofiesmacker”)are posted,it makes me wonder if the reason why hip hop(black music period)is in such a sorry state is because the”now” generation has no knowledge of it’s history.It is as if nothing existed before”00″,so all they know is the garbage that we’re been subjected to now.

  • koofiesmacker

    ^^^^^^^^
    Like I said fuck JD, and u wana be down with JD then fuck you too,…
    Now crsone01 , 1st of all It’s my opinion, 2nd of all don’t even come at me like you tryin to kick knowledge at me. I know my hip-hop/black music, and last I checked Hip hop could have been just fine w/ out JD,…what did he bring us? Kris Kross, Bow Wow,…o.k sure he crafted Usher, but I think usher would have been just fine on that My way Album.
    So what Hip-hop history you know? I’ll tell what I know, EPMD, DAZEF, KOOL G RAP, BIG DADDY KANE, CURTIS BLOW, RAKIM,….bitch I can go on and on, and JD’s punk ass wont even make the cut. Jannet Jacks will tho,…but before u even type shit at me, use that muscle in ur fucken cranium & think u bitch ass nigga

  • jojochicago

    Turning down money, Now thats money! I wonder if being kin to Michael hurt her sales? or is people tired of her not singing? she whispers on beats. we got a younger prettier Cassie for that and that shit is not selling either.

  • http://XXLMAG.com Young Gutta(long live da king) MW

    JD just dropped major money!He dumb,dumb!!!Janet aint that damn fine and not even worth it,to get to that you gotta go through all types of cob webbs and shit! A neva ending pussy!!

  • jon-jon 23

    I agree Gutta. He shouldn’t have given up that much cake for a broad–she wouldn’t do it for him. She probably with him just because of his success with artists anyway. She aint movin’ records now because she’s trying to appeal to the same age group as she did 20 years ago; and they aint feelin’ her. She never could sing but she sold records off her image and it was helped out by the dancing and videos. Kids don’t want to dress and dance like their mommas and the old heads aint feeling her because of her lack of vocal talent. She shouldn’t blame promotion–her name is so big that when she drops everyone knows. She might try entertaining the fact that her music just sucks.

  • http://notoriousfox30yahoo.com Corey Roberson

    FIRST OF ALL, A LOT OF YOU IGNORANT,DUMB,GHETTO, WELFARE ASS NIGGAS ARE STUPID AND OBVIOUSLY DONT LISTEN TO NOTHIN BUT 2 PAC DEAD ASS ASS AND EMINEM WHITE ASS! ARE YALL MUTHAFUCKAS CRAZY? SO WHAT JANET IS 40?!!!!? WHAT, YOU SUPPOSED TO STOP BEING A LEGEND AND MAKIN MONEY BECAUSE YOU TURN 40? JANET HAS MORE MONEY AND TALENT THAN ANY OF THESE SLUTS THAT HAVE STOLEN HER STYLE “CIARA”, “CASSIE”, “BEYONCE”, AND OF CORSE BRITNEY SPEARS!! IF MOST OF YOU KNEW YOUR HISTORY YOU WOULD KNOW THAT EVERY ARTIST WILL FALL OFF A LITTLE AND THEN HAVE A GREAT COMEBACK! I BLAME OUR OWN BLACK PEOPLE 4 NOT HOLDING DOWN OUR OWN LIKE WHITE FOLKS HOLD DOWN “ELVIS PRESLEY” AND “EMINEM”!! STOP CALLING JANET OLD BECAUSE MOST OF YALL WEAK NIGGAS ON HERE WOULD LOVE TO EAT THAT 40YEAR OLD PUSSY AND YOU WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HER BANK ACCOUNT!! CALLIN JANET OLD IS TIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jon-jon 23

    You are misinformed. Youngsters dictate style and what music is popular. The formula Janet used in the past was perfect for her then, but now that she is older and it just aint workin’. She could put out 10 albums and each one would sell less and less (number ten might not sell a single copy..Lol.) Kids buy image, music, looks, and choreography. She still looks good but her age keeps her from appealing to kids. She really doesn’t have a market because she is not a vocalist so older people won’t buy her music. Whitney Houston, for example, is an artist that could come back given the right situation. Crackhead or not she has the best voice I have ever heard and she appeals to all ages and races.

  • jus

    and?

  • og of the streets

    JD SUCKS DICK BOW WOW FLOP SO SO IN THE DRAIN haHAHAHAhaHAHAHAhaHAHAHAhaHAHAHAhaHAHAHAhaHAHAHAhaHAHAHAhaHAHAHA

  • http://kogelo82.blogspot.com killa cam

    who cares about j.d.

  • Cell Therapy

    Now JD is responsible for some wack azz hip hop being distributed, but no one can deny his golden touch for R&B. Its not his fault Janet’s album didnt really make it, hell, what has she done to put herself out there for real? Yeah, she is fine as fuck, no doubt, but that dont equal sales. He was able to help LL because LL isnt much hard core hip hop. He was able to help Mariah becasue she can actually sing. Janet inst much of a singer as much as she is a performer.I cant believe im sayin this, but hatin on JD isnt the thing right here.

  • D

    ABOUT TIME!!!!!!! Maybe we will stop hearing that Snap POP BULLSHIT on the radio!

  • D

    J D has history in rap music, but he’s one of the main muthafuckas who killed HIP HOP. Maybe this move will resusitate it.