Jermaine Dupri has gone one to become one of the most accomplished producers and executives in the music industry. Yet despite all of this success, there are some moves that he wished he had made when he was younger.
"I regret not trying to do TLC at the same time as Kris Kross. I was only 19 years old at the time and didn't believe in myself as a person, as someone having the bandwidth to have both artists," Dupris wrote. "I was putting so much energy into Kriss Kross, and I was only giving TLC maybe 30 to 40 percent, not even 50 percent."
During an episode of TV One's Uncensored, Dupri explained how he was found TLC before they signed to LaFace Records. In fact, he was working on putting TLC together before he stumbled into Kris Kross.
"TLC was my group before they got signed to LaFace," he said. "Left Eye was living at my house when I found Kris Kross. The backward clothes came after we started getting more and more songs. The backward clothes actually came from being around Left Eye."
Having these two blockbuster acts would have undoubtedly helped jumpstart Dupri's music career. But, the producer didn't feel like he capable of housing two groups at the time.
"I felt I was spreading myself thin by trying to provide both of these groups what they needed to become the success they eventually both grew to become," Dupri continued in the post. "So I eliminated myself from TLC being a group that I actually introduced to the world."