After Jermaine Dupri allegedly told NY DJ Funkmaster Flex that Jay-Z urged him not to sign a deal with the NFL, the music producer now claims Jay-Z never told him to back out of an NFL deal. JD denied the allegations in an interview with V-103's Big Tigger on Wednesday.
It all started when JD's close friend, music producer Bryan-Michael Cox said Jay-Z discouraged Jermaine from signing a similar deal with the NFL. Bryan-Michael, 41, who produced hits for Usher, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige, made the comments during his radio podcast.
"We are talking about a guy who singlehandedly called - he picked up the phone and called Jermaine to tell him not to do it," said Cox, who added he attended a meeting with Jermaine and the NFL last year to discuss a social injustice campaign. "[JD] took a beating for saying the same shit," said Cox.
On Monday NY DJ Funkmaster Flex confirmed the report on Twitter.com.
"I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH JERMAINE DUPRI... HE CONFIRMED THAT WHEN HE WAS WORKING WITH THE NFL LAST YEAR HE DID GET A CALL FROM JAYZ ASKING HIM.. 'HOW DEEP ARE U IN WITH THE NFL?' EXPRESSING... 'THAT MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD IDEA.'"
But JD, 46, denied the allegations that Jay-Z discouraged him from doing business with the NFL.
"People have jumped to all kinds of conclusions," JD told Tigger. "[Jay-Z] never told me don't do what I was doing," he added. "I told Flex I spoke to Hov. Me and Hov spoke."
On Thursday Funkmaster Flex responded to JD basically calling him a liar.
"Hahahah! I love you Jermaine for life! NFL / ROCNATION applying that pressure for YOU to backpedal! (Body Language is everything) ITS WEDNESDAY BRUH? THIS HAPPENED MONDAY? ( I finally understand what Kap / Nessa been Experiencing!)"