Music mogul Jermaine “JD” Dupri has reportedly lost a legal battle over a fancy Lamborghini he stopped making payments on dating back to 2011.
Details of the hip-hop producer’s latest legal woe surfaced online early Monday (July 22).
Jermaine Dupri just lost a nasty $79,000 battle over a badass Lamborghini he hasn’t driven in two years … TMZ has learned. We broke the story … Dupri was hit with a big, fat lawsuit back in 2011 … after a financial company claimed the legendary hip hop producer blew off payments on his $330,000 Lambo Murcielago. The company — Premier Financial Services — demanded Dupri pay for the balance on the car, $79,095, which was repo’d in 2011 … and according to court docs filed in Georgia, a judge has granted its wish. (TMZ)
Due to JD falling back on the lawsuit, a default judgement against him was made.
The docs, filed on June 18 and obtained by TMZ, show Dupri never responded to the lawsuit — so a judge entered a default judgment against him, ordering JD to pay up. It’s just another financial blow to Dupri, who’s already been accused of stiffing Uncle Sam to the time of $800,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Suddenly $80k seems like chump change. (TMZ)
Outside of his legal woes, the Atlanta hitmaker celebrated So So Def’s 20th anniversary last February.
Stars came out heavy on Saturday night (Feb. 24) to Atlanta’s Fox Theater for the So So Def 20th anniversary concert. Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Da Brat, Ludacris, Monica, and several others were in attendance to celebrate with the man who started it all, Mr. Jermaine Dupri. At some point during the night, JD joined Jay-Z onstage and they performed couple of songs including “N***as In Paris.” (The Honesty Hour)
He previously took credit for helping shine light on rap mogul Jay-Z when So So Def reached its prime in the mid-1990’s.
“When I made that song nobody knew who Jay-Z was in the South, by the way. People knew who he was up here, (in New York), but when I made that record, people at Columbia Records were like, ‘We should put out the Mariah record first. You’re a successful producer, let’s put out the big star song.’ I said ‘Nah, I’m putting out this rap record. This is what I want to put out.’ It was a big record.” (GG)