Jermaine Dupri sets tongues wagging after sharing picture with baby boy
Jermaine Dupri is out here fueling all the rumors linking him with Pop icon Janet Jackson. The music producer shared a photo of himself carrying a baby that bears a resemblance to Jackson’s son, Eissa and the internet went into a meltdown.
Dupri was pictured on a couch, holding a light-skinned baby who could pass for Eissa’s twin. The rapper who already has two children captured the photo "#3" and sent fans scurrying in an attempt to decipher his meaning.
Tiny Harris, Xscape singer, and wife of T.I Harris was confused right along with everyone else. She left a shocked comment on the post, asking:
“#3 what man??!!”
Rumors linking Jackson and Dupri in a romantic relationship surfaced last year after the “Together Again” singer parted ways with her husband, Wissam Al Mana. It was reported that both stars, who famously dated for seven years, were looking to rekindle their romance.
A source told E! News last December that the duo was “closer than before,” adding that:
“Janet and Jermaine are hooking up. They started as just friends and it has been slowly developing. They haven't discussed an actual title but are closer than before. Their friendship is deep and their connection is very powerful and real. Jermaine knows Janet better than most men. He is understanding and he truly cares and loves her. Janet is shy and holds her emotions inside cause she has been hurt before but has a true love for Jermaine.”
Meanwhile, Dupri denied the rumors in a radio interview earlier this year. He only acknowledged they were friends, and nothing more:
“Nobody has ever seen us together... It's just speculation, I guess, when somebody gets single.”
“I dated Janet for damn near 10 years. Why would I hide? Why am I going to sneak around with somebody y'all know I've been with?”
52-year-old Jackson is yet to address the stories, as she is reported to be more focused on looking after one-year-old Eissa and pursuing her music projects.