Jermaine Dupri denies being fired by Mariah Carey...

In an exclusive interview with VladTV, Jermaine Dupri addresses reports that Mariah Carey fired him as her manager due to low record sales of her latest album, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.' 

His response was to laugh it off, because a story where he woke up one day and decided to quit his managerial role to save their friendship just wasn't a juicy angle from a tabloid standpoint.

It had to be that Mariah sacked him instead. Makes for a more interesting read, and further validates the belief that she's a bonafide diva. Too bad this was realised AFTER her album flopped and fans went in on his ass for the poor mishandling and lack of promo the project encountered. Coincidence? I think not. If the album was a success, he'd be giving a totally different interview. By the way, how ya feeling the throwback pic?
"I wasn't dropped. I chose to do this because me and Mariah are friends first and foremost...I have a relationship with her (this is the ongoing joke) I have a relationship with Mariah better than her and her husband. I've known her longer than her and her husband have known each other...with that being said you don't want to f*ck that up, right? I saw a lot of things happening inside of me being her manager that could've f*cked that up."