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The 50 Worst R&B Fails

#32. Janet Jackson's "Discipline" Flops, Gets Boyfriend Jermaine Dupri Booted

Time Stamp: 9/26/2006
BAD BUSINESS

Here's an argument for not mixing business and pleasure. Janet's boyfriend Jermaine Dupri was the President of Urban Music at Island Def Jam, her label. Post-nipplegate and the lackluster sales of her last album, 20 Y.O., he took it upon himself to make Discipline a smash. It was not. Do you remember any hits from it? Neither do we. After the disappointing sales, Jermaine claimed to have left on his accord while others said he got pushed out, and followed his departure from the company by lashing out at his mentor and at the time, Island Def Jam CEO, L.A. Reid, in interviews.

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