Jermaine Dupri Shuts Down Rumors He & Janet Jackson Are Back Together, Reveals She Will “Probably Not” Be Part of Justin Timberlake’s Superbowl Halftime Show Return

Posted January 13, 2018

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Jermaine Dupri is speaking out on the reports that he and Janet Jackson are rekindling their one time romance now that she is in the process of divorcing her estranged husband.

The ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star exclusively told ET that although he and the pop titan have never not been friends, they are not in dating or back in a relationship as many have speculated.

ET caught up with the 45-year-old hip-hop artist at ET’s studios in New York on Friday, where he shared that he’s always been close with the “Rhythm Nation” singer.

“I never knew us not to be friends. These stories are just all over the place,” Dupri shared. “I never knew us not to be friends. People keep making up these stories.”

Dating rumors began after Jackson, 51, was spotted having dinner the producer at STK Atlanta in December and, according to an eyewitness, they were “cuddled” up to one another and holding hands in the VIP area.

A source close to Jackson told ET at the time that their relationship is strictly platonic and it’s only natural that she would reconnect with him in his hometown.

He also spilled a little bit of unconfirmed tea on the rumors that Janet will have some part in Justin Timberlake‘s upcoming Superbowl Halftime Show performance. He revealed she will “probably not” be part of the show.

Jermaine Dupri is keeping it all the way real with his long time friend and

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