Jermaine Dupri Responds to Roasts About His Super Bowl Performance Outfit and $565 Socks: 'It's Funny as Hell'

Jermaine Dupri takes the jokes in stride as Dupri says he was partying with friends after performing with Usher for his Super Bowl halftime show.

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Jermaine Dupri responded to critics about the outfit he wore for Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.

Shortly after Usher and Alicia Keys got into a steamy embrace, Dupri, 51, caused quite a stir on social media when he made his surprise appearance. Donning a suit with the pants cut just below his knees, viewers immediately noticed the producer’s white high socks as he helped segue Usher into his next song.

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Dupri eventually became aware of the jokes and showed off his Louis Vuitton socks along with a statement via his Instagram account on Monday, writing, “Haaa!! ok I ain’t have time for y’all last night I was too drunk, me and my homies performed at the Super Bowl!so I’m just really seeing y’all got me fucked up !! But I will say it’s funny as hell,yoooo!! @pharrell 🤣🤣 you see this !? PS we came into this game with our clothes on backwards, i ain’t no regular n***a 🤣🤣”

According to Louis Vuitton’s website, the pearl-accented “pocket socks” Dupri wore during the performance retail for $565.

Meanwhile, Usher opted to wear custom Off-White and Dolce & Gabbana in addition to special Air Jordan 4s for his hit-heavy set.

Other guests making surprise cameos included H.E.R., will.i.am, Ludacris, and Lil Jon. Despite prior rumors and speculation, Justin Bieber did not perform on Sunday.

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