Jermaine Dupri Calls Mariah Carey “Greatest Songwriter In History”

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Legendary producer Jermaine Dupri caused a stir on Twitter earlier today (August 7) when he seemingly took aim at Lil Nas X for breaking Mariah Carey’s long-standing chart record. “No!! You can’t sit with us,” he captioned Billboard’s updated list of songs that have spent the most weeks at number one. After catching some heat, the man behind 10 chart-toppers including Usher’s “U Got It Bad” and Mimi’s “We Belong Together,” clarified his comments. “Why y’all think I’m talking to him? Stop making shit up, he’s on the list and he from Atlanta,” Jermaine tweeted.

“I’m taking to all the [people] that discredit me, this list is the biggest songs in history and I’m on it.” While I think there’s a valid argument to be made that records should be held separately for the pre- and post-streaming eras, that’s a debate for another day. For now, I’m concentrating on the second part of Jermaine’s original tweet. “Based on the stats and this chart [Mariah] is the greatest songwriter in history,” he exclaimed. At the very least, she’s far and away the most successful. Which mean it’s time for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame to get correct and induct the Queen.

See Jermaine’s tweets below. Also, revisit “We Belong Together” at the bottom of the post for clear skin and good health.

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