You know what they say--what don't come out in the wash will damn sure come out in the rinse! Now that Jermaine Dupri no longer holds an executive position at Def Jam (better for both parties, IMO), the Discipline Wars are naturally heating up again. Did Def Jam and Dupri part ways because of the way Janet's album was received? Or did L.A. Reid place JD into an impossible situation? To hear JD tell it (to Essence) the former half of LaFace's hands were deep into Discipline's execution:
He chased her because he wanted to get her on the label so bad, and when things didn't go right he had a scapegoat for her whole album [not doing well]-me. But what people don't know is that Janet's whole album was designed and made by him. He picked every song. I produced two songs on the entire album. I had a better track record with her at Virgin.