Janet Jackson’s Boyfriend Quits Job Over Her

Sources tell Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com Jermaine Dupri is out as head of urban music at Virgin after disappointing sales of his girlfriend Janet Jackson’s comeback album ’20 Y.O.’ Three weeks into its release, the album is a dud with less than 500,000 copies sold. Friedman suggests Dupri’s decision to present the 40-year-old as a hip hop diva is largely to blame. Read more.

Talks With ‘RTL Boulevard’

October 18, 2006 – ‘RTL Boulevard’ profiled Janet on Monday (October 16), where the singer discussed her new album ’20 Y.O.’ and its “classic Janet” sound and wanting as many children as boyfriend Jermaine Dupri would like to have. Afterwards, there was a panel discussion, in Dutch. The video clip at RTL.nl has since been removed.

JD Threatens To Quit Virgin After Janet’s CD Tanks

October 16, 2006 – The New York Daily News hears Jermaine Dupri is said to be blaming fellow execs at Virgin Records, notably label chairman Jason Flom, for the miserable sales of his girlfriend Janet Jackson’s new CD ’20 Y.O.’ “Jermaine blames Virgin for not getting it enough radio play – not working it,” an insider claimed, adding that the pint sized rapper/producer is threatening to quit as president of the Virgin Urban division. One of Flom’s defenders fired back, “Jason wants the CD to be a hit as much as anyone, but she didn’t have the goods.”

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2 thoughts on “Janet Jackson’s Boyfriend Quits Job Over Her

  1. ScorpionMan says:

    The album was awful, it was hailed as her comeback but ended up being worse than ”Damita Jo” At this rate she might not even sell 1million worldwide. Janet is over!

    This is huge flop, especially considering the amount of promotion JJ done before it’s release. I like Janet as an artist, but this album was just plain crap. She should leave the hip hop stuff and go back to r’n’b.

  2. Mimi4Lyfe says:

    Too bad it’s flopping so hard, it’s not as bad as Damita Jo but it’s not that great either. Oh well, time to throw in the towel Janet.

    Yea, I hope she picks the right singles. But I love old Janet from like Rhythm Nation, Control, Janet album, Velvet Rope & All for you. I love her “Pleasure Principle” video, it’s one of my fave video’s ever…she’s a great dancer!

    I think it was a bad idea for Janet to let Jermaine D. to have so much creative control over her album. I know she loves him and that they are a couple, but Jermaine & Janet do not work well musically together. Jermaine is great at the music he produces for Mariah, but I guess he couldn’t work his magic with Janet. This is why you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure…. Janet I think needs to go back to working with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis because they seem to bring the best out of her music wise.

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