Jermaine Dupri Explains Why He Still Supports Kanye West

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There’s perhaps no other artist more divisive in today’s climate than Mr. Kanye West himself. With many concerned after his infamous TMZ interview and his recent meeting with Donald Trump at the Oval Office, some have offered their support. One person standing behind the Chicago rapper is Jermaine Dupri, regardless of West’s political affiliation.

In a recent interview with CNN, Dupri spoke on the historic legacy of So So Def, Aretha Franklin and shared his opinion on West. Dupri did acknowledge that his decision to support West is an unpopular one when it comes to the current political climate, but he does believe that Kanye has the right to say what he wants.

“I’m sure people will hate me for saying this, but I thought this was a free country and you can say and think however you want,” Dupri said regarding West. “Last time I checked, anyway.”

The So So Def representative is currently on tour with the label celebrating their 25th anniversary. To celebrate, Dupri launched an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to celebrate their history. The exhibit runs until March 2019.

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