Times were much easier when Jermaine Dupri was hitting The Chickenhead in the “Right Thurr” remix video but the past is the past. In today’s world, fans of longtime friend and collaborator Mariah Carey want his head.
In an open letter posted on his Global 14 website, he acknowledges complaints from the Elusive Champagne Guzzler’s lambs. (He was announced as her manager last October.)
“Okay enough is enough!! I can’t continue to let you think, what you see or don’t see is a result of me not knowing what I’m doing,” he wrote. “This is bigger than me and in the music business things don’t go as fast as you would always like them to.”
“If you know my history, you know I want to go down as one of the greatest produces of all times,” he continued. “I want to be mentioned with the greats like Berry Gordy and Clive Davis when people talk about putting out artist.”
Dressed to perfection in the event she decided to later attend a Winter Wonderland themed Quinceañera, Mariah Carey was on hand to light the roof of the Empire State Building red and pink in honor of the annual Valentine’s Day wedding event Love Above All ceremony on Thursday (February 13) in New York City.
The 43-year-old singer, who stayed busy on the promo trail this week in support of her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)”, played cupid for three couples who were chosen to wed at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Check out the music video for the track after the jump!
“This is going to be an interesting Valentine’s Day. That’s all I’ll say. It’s going to be interesting. I’m working, I’m just busy, I’m busy. I feel like right now, music is my boyfriend. That’s how I feel, right now. So, I don’t know . . . Know who you are. Never drop your standards, for anyone. That’s it. And I mean that in every since of the relationship. Business, you know whatever, if there’s a certain standard that you uphold, and you’re so strong-minded. There are some things that you [can] tweak in a relationship, but not your standard. Not that.”
– Keri Hilson opens about her recent breakup with NBA baller Serge Ibaka to The Jasmine Brand, tells women not to lower their standard in relationships
In an exclusive one-on-one with BET.com entertainment editor Clay Cane, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels defends the decision to cast Mariah Carey as a sharecropper in his historical drama ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’, due in theaters this Friday, August 16.
Watch the controversial director weigh-in on the Travyvon Martin case, LGBT rights and more in the interview after the jump.
A word of advice: Try not to stare at Lee’s sporadically-placed-nonetheless-softer-than-an-angel’s-kiss chest hair for the entire duration of the clip.
‘The Butler’ Press Conference | 5 photos