Jermaine Dupri Ousted From Position At Def Jam?

posted January 08, 2009 03:00:00 AM CST | 35 comments

Jermaine Dupri is no longer president at Island Records Urban Music, according to reports.

The rapper/producer, who has head the position for nearly two years, oversaw all of Island Def Jam's urban music business, and served directly under Chairman Antonio "LA" Reid and President and COO of Island Def Jam Music Group Steve Bartellis.

Sources revealed to that a formal announcement could be made as early as today (Jan. 8). It is as of yet unclear what the source of the change is.

These aren't the first reports of Dupri's termination from the storied label. Rumors began circulating this past August that Island Def Jam was displeased with him - citing lackluster album sales for projects he helmed such as Janet Jackson's Discipline.

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