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Jermaine Dupri Explains Ciara ‘I Bet’ “Diss”

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Jermaine Dupri made headlines last week when he hit out at Ciara‘s new single ‘I Bet’ for allegedly borrowing from his Usher production, ‘You Got It Bad.’

Naturally, his comments went viral and many deemed them as JD spitting venom in CiCi’s direction.

Keen to clear up his stance (while still standing by it), the producer stopped by V103 in Atlanta for a sit-down with Big Tigger.

Check out what he had to say below…

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Ciara Producer Weighs In On Jermaine Dupri “Biter” Claims

Soundz Shares Thoughts On Shocking Claims Made By Jermaine Dupri

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After Harmony Samuels was accused of biting Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’ to build Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ by Jermaine Dupri, the ‘Work’ singer’s on/off collaborator Soundz has weighed in on the matter.

Why the ‘Sophomore’ producer thinks Dupri doesn’t have the right to sue the cut crafters for copyright infringement.

His thoughts below…

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Jermaine Dupri Slams Ciara:  “‘I Bet’ Is a Complete Rip Off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad!'”

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It looks like hitmaking producer Jermaine Dupri feels like his ‘Stepped On My Js’ co-star Ciara did just that to him with her recent hit ‘I Bet.’  As the song continues its ascent up charts on the heels of its video, more and more people have begun likening it to Usher‘s 2001 megahit ‘U Got It Bad’ - a similarity Dupri, the song’s producer, says he immediately noticed.

Now, as the dust surrounding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit ‘Blurred Lines’ settles (see: major legal loss over its copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye‘s ‘Got To Give It Up’), J.D. has taken to Billboard to tell Cici she’s got to give “it” up too – “it” being credit for ripping off his song.

See his fiery quote below:

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Mariah Carey Returns To Studio With Jermaine Dupri

Singer Recording Material After Announcing New Record Deal

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“Out with the old, in with the new” may be Mariah Carey‘s approach to her record label situation, however the superstar singer is sticking with her longtime musical collaborators.

Fresh from the announcement that the 45-year-old diva has inked a lucrative new deal with Epic Records, it’s been revealed that she’s been hard at work in the studio with Jermaine Dupri.

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A Hollywood Halloween 2014: Who Had the Best Costume?

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Their careers may already call for them to play dress-up in many-a-front, but the years have proven that Hollywood’s fascination with Halloween draws no shortage of eye-grabbing outfits.

Indeed, Halloween 2014 has come and gone, but we’re pretty sure some of the night’s costumes will be the chatter of many for days to come.

Check in below to see the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Diddy, Chris Brown, Gwen Stefani, Miguel, and many more to tell us who wins your vote for best costume:

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Hot Shot: Monica Hits Studio With Jermaine Dupri

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With Jermaine Durpi officially out as Mariah Carey‘s manager, it’s back to the day job of hitmaking for the still-in-demand producer.

On Instagram today, JD shared a shot of him working with R&B songbird Monica on the follow-up to her 2012 album ‘New Life’.

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While some may scoff, we’re actually very excited. Because JD routinely does well by Ms. Brown. For example, remember this gem…

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Report: Mariah Carey Ends Management Deal With Jermaine Dupri / Set To Sign With Kevin Liles?

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After serving up one of the messiest album campaigns in recent memory, Mariah Carey is cleaning house.

As widely reported, the diva’s latest LP ‘Me. I Am…Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse’ totally tanked on the charts upon release in May. And, though no stranger to career peaks and troughs, the project registered Carey’s lowest selling first week numbers since Nielsen began tallying numbers in 1991.

For many, after Mariah herself, blame was primarily directed at manager Jermaine Dupri – who began steering the star’s career in the latter half of 2013. Indeed, the singer’s loyal Lambs made it routine to slam the hitmaker on social media and often felt the fire of his clap-backs.

All appears to have come to a head. Because, in the newest issue of Billboard Magazine, it’s being reported that Carey and the man who crafted many of her chart triumphs have severed ties managerially.

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