Jermaine Dupri announced that he intends to marry
his love interest, Janet Jackson. The hip-hop mogul declared his love for Jackson
on Ryan Seacrest's syndicated Los Angeles radio show.
"I want to marry her. I'm not going to mess
this up. I would like to be with her forever," Dupri said. When the two
take their vows, it will be Jackson's third attempt at marriage.
While Dupri didn't specify a date, friends of
Janet Jackson said that the two may be hitched before the end of the year.
In related news, Dupri's So So Def label is preparing
to release Hood Hop, the debut by St. Louis rapper J-Kwon.
Dupri lent his production and rhyming talents
to the album, which also features appearances by the St. Lunatics.