Though fiercely private, Janet Jackson went all sorts of public with her relationship with hitmaker Jermaine Dupri.
The couple famously dated for almost six years before calling it quits in 2009 – the same year Jackson’s brother Michael passed away.
In the time since, both have remained coy about the split and – more broadly – about each other.
Still, with their names very much intertwined, it was little surprise that Dupri was quizzed about his iconic ex – who has since married Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana – while doing the promo rounds at the 2015 BET Awards. Especially given that she was the night’s MVP after receiving the the Ultimate Icon honor.
What did he have to say about Ms. Jackson while speaking with Hot 97‘s Nessa? Find out below, where Dupri also dishes on his blunt approach to working with Mariah Carey.