Jermaine Dupri Dropped as Island Record President

January 9, 2009 By:
Jermaine Dupri Dropped as Island Record President

While the rest of the world is scrambling to find a full time job, super producer Jermaine Dupri reportedly just stopped showing up to work to the Universal Music building recently.

What happens when you stop showing up to work? You get the boot. Dupri is reportedly no longer the President of Island Records as of Wednesday.

A source tells Page Six, "After [his girlfriend] Janet Jackson's album and tour bombed, he basically didn't come back to work. He still collected a paycheck, but didn't bother to do anything that he was supposed to do, like find artists, release records or actually show up. Executives tried to talk to him, but he just lost heart."

Dupri was widely blamed for Jackson's album flop because he insisted on giving her complete creative control over her album 'Discipline,' which backfired big time.

Dupri was credited for getting Mariah Carey back in the game with her album 'The Emancipation of Mimi'. He knows a thing or two about making great albums so maybe Janet should have taken the back seat and let him do what he was good at.

But now he's unemployed and her album is still a flop. They're both super talented so we're sure they'll bounce back in no time. What did you guys think of Janet's album?