Jay-Z, Mariah Carey Crash Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Anniversary Party

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Jermaine Dupri‘s iconic hip-hop label So So Def turns 20 this month. To celebrate, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey crashed its anniversary concert in Atlanta — what was already a star-studded affair, thanks to appearances by Nelly and Ludacris.

Last night (February 23), Hov gave thanks to the producer with a brief set: He launched into The Black Album‘s “Public Service Announcement,” then “Paris.” Dupri challenged him to “Jigga What, Jigga Who (Originator 99),” but instead, Jay-Z opted for his verse in “Clique.” (Could he hear Kanye West from London?)

Fellow Atlanta native Usher also performed a greatest hits medley of sorts, and to close the evening, longtime Dupri collaborator Mariah Carey wheeled out a cake and squealed at the sight of So So Def’s own Da Brat. As Dupri once rapped himself, “Welcome to Atlanta, where the playas play.”

Usher performs a greatest hits medley:

Mariah Carey and Da Brat crash the party:


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  • Dorey

    What a wasted opportunity. JD and Jigga should have launched into “Money Ain’t A Thing.”

  • tahoegeminii

    what is MeMe pretending she is black again?? doesn’t she need to go whine to Barbara Walters about something? notice no live singing from her and if she is trying to copy JLo -like she is always doing-the cream colored mini dress was a very bad choice-JLo rocks the the elegant yet sexy cream ensemble-MeMe just looks like a ridiculous sausage as usual