JANET JACKSON AND JERMAINE DUPRI: LOVE ON THE ROCKS?
The spectacular failure of Janet Jackson’s latest album is causing a rift in her relationship with Jermaine Dupri. Jermaine produced the album on the Virgin label and when it tanked, he quit in a rage – blaming the record company for not promoting the album properly. But Janet’s still signed with the label and she feels abandoned with no one there to look out for her. “Watching Beyonce’s CD climb the charts hasn’t made Janet feel any better.” an industry insider remarked. Janet has been very serious about Jermaine – she talks about marrying him and having kids. (He stuck by her through all her weight fluctuations.) But now she doesn’t know where to turn – she’s been getting advice from her old pals Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and that makes Jermaine feel awful. Janet and Jermaine have been going out separately more than ever. They’re trying to work it out and get through the holidays. But if they can’t get past this huge failure, they’ll probably split in February and announce it after The Grammys.