Family Discovery: Jermaine Dupri Named After Janet Jackson's Brother
It took Jermaine Dupri 35 years to find out he was named after his girlfriend's brother.
Dupri says it was while researching his new tell-all book, Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of A Music Mogul, he discovered his parents were fans of Jermaine Jackson, now 53.
"My family said, 'You know – we named you after that boy,' " Dupri said on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.
Co-host Mike Jerrick then inquired: "Is it odd for [Janet Jackson] to be dating someone named after her brother?"
"We just found out about that!" Dupri said to more chuckles. "I just find out in my book! ... When I wrote the book, I had a writer, Samantha, and she has to write and she has to find out all the information and she goes and interviews everybody I talk about in the book."
– Kristin Boehm