News: Jermaine Dupri Reacts To His Leaked Usher Song, "I Been Down About It All Night"

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 11:20AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Producer Jermaine Dupri has revealed his displeasure in learning that his Usher track, "Fooling Around," leaked online.

Writing on a blog posting, JD did, however, look on the bright side of the leak.

"SOME KINDA WAY MY USHER RECORD "FOOLING AROUND" GOT LEAKED," he wrote Wednesday (January 6). "IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER YOU KNOW I DON'T CONDONE LEAKING RECORDS. SO BASICALLY I BEEN DOWN ABOUT IT ALL NIGHT, BUT I GUESS ONE POSITIVE IS I'VE BEEN RECEIVING MESSAGES LIKE THIS: This record feels great. Hopefully this more what Usher does for his new album. I miss this sound. Now yall jus need to get one with MC and maybe these mothaf*ckas can start sellin some records again! Classic JD/Bcox let's go yall know what this is." (Global 14)

Fabolous spoke with SOHH last summer about his JD-produced tracks being leaked online.

"My leak situation was disappointing because it was three songs that I don't think represent the album as a whole," he told SOHH. "They were all three produced by Jermaine Dupri and his camp. On my Twitter I went on a little rant. I just blamed JD's camp really. I don't think it's JD actually leaking records because why would he do that? I felt like [it was] somebody in the room." (SOHH)

Writing through his blog last month, Lupe Fiasco expressed the seriousness behind stolen music.

"The track 'I'm Beaming' that was leaked last night was NOT authorized or intentionally leaked by myself or my company," he wrote Christmas Eve. "Plain and simple its STOLEN property. And this goes for ANY record or track that leaks or is made available for illegal download from this day forward. Actions are being taken and the authorities have been notified. As a personal plea to all my fans PLEASE DO NOT share, stream, or download any unauthorized or stolen Lupe Fiasco music. A lot of time and energy goes into the creation of this music, not to mention large sums of money, money provided by my record company as well as from my own personal finances...With the history that surrounds the devastating and massive piracy of my first album i'm sure some of you can understand why this very harsh stance that is being taken up. And for those of you unsympathetic enough not to understand i can only compare it to someone breaking into your house and stealing everything not tied down or someone kidnapping you sister or brother and ransoming them back to you." (Lupe Fiasco Blog)

Kanye West previously expressed his frustration over an online leak of his Rihanna-assisted music video "Paranoid."

"It hurts me to see the old and very wrong version of the paranoid video get leaked all over the net while I was on an 11-hour flight and couldn't do anything about it," Ye wrote unmodified. "It's just frustrating when this stuff happens because I really care about the product and since videos never get played any way you might as well tweak them and make them as special as possible. The version that got leaked from the camera phone last week is at least a little closer to the final product. Thank-you everybody for your support but that video was not up to my standards." (Kanye West's Blog)

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