Nostalgia anyone? Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def 20th anniversary concert brought out not only the former hitmaking labelmates that were 90s staples–Jagged Edge, Kriss Kross, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Xscape and so forth–JD’s good friends Mariah Carey and Jay-Z showed up to crash the party. Now that’s love.
Mariah Carey and Hov were never signed to JD’s legendary roster but they’ve experienced his magical hit-making producing first hand. Like the diva she is Mariah showed up in a tiny white dress with a cake to commemorate the moment, but the American Idol judge forgot her lighter. Da Brat to the rescue! “Hello! If you don’t have a lighter I don’t know who does,” Mariah says to her longtime friend Da Brat. This family moment couldn’t be any cuter.
Now when Hov shows up to perform at your concert without getting a check, you know he rides with you. JD wasn’t satisfied with just one song from Hov, though. After the medley of “Money Ain’t A Thang” JD summons the business man back on stage for “Public Service Announcement” to a screaming arena full of people. “Hold on, hold on, hold on. I don’t f— with the vocals,” Hov says interrupting the track. “Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Hov” plays again without the vocals and the crowd goes wild for the second time. JD wants some of Jay’s “new s—” too resulting in a quick “N***** In Paris” performance to which he stops the track again for the same reason. “I came a long way, I got to do it right.” JD tries to persuade him to do “Jigga What, Jigga Who” but Jay says the crowd doesn’t want that so instead he gives them “Clique.” That’s exactly what they wanted seeing as how they rapped every word. Excuse us while we go sulk about not being in Atlanta for this once in a lifetime show, which was obviously everything JD wanted and more.
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