Southside Disputes Jermaine Dupri's Claim That He Invented 'Making It Rain'

The Atlanta producer credits Atlanta OGs like his father with pioneering the practice of throwing crash at strip clubs.

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Southside is disputing Jermaine Dupri's claim that he invented “making it rain.”

Earlier this week, the So So Def boss credited himself with starting the practice of throwing cash in strip clubs.

“I actually was the person who created this because I did this first in the ‘Money Ain’t A Thang’ video,” Dupri said on Apple Music’s The Estelle Show. “Me and Jay-Z are in the car throwing money throughout the whole video. That became my thing with that song. That became my thing going into these strip clubs.”

Dupri added, “I remember going to the club throwing the money. The first time I ever threw the money in the air, I probably threw $1,000 on the floor. And the girl at the strip club said, ‘You want me to get down on the floor and get my money?’ She didn’t understand what was happening.”

According to Southside, however, the iconic strip club move was invented well before Dupri by Atlanta OGs such as the producer's father, who stayed out of the spotlight.

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"He ain't make it rain more than me the last time I saw him in the strip club," Southside joked in a chat with TMZ. "I ain't gonna say that Jermaine Dupri invented that because Atlanta has a lot of different cultures of it. There were a lot of people back in Jermaine Dupri and them days who didn't do music that were making it rain."

Southside continued by crediting OGs such as his father with helping popularize the practice.

"But they couldn't broadcast it because of what they did," he added.

Watch Southside's full response to Dupri's claims in the video up top.

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