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Jermaine Dupri Missed Out On Signing Usher and Bruno Mars

Jermaine Dupri Missed Out On Signing Usher and Bruno Mars Jermaine Dupri says he missed out on signing Usher and Bruno Mars. Dupri posted a video about his misfortune saying, he should’ve signed Usher “from the jump.”  He then points the camera at Usher who says, “but we made history.” Dupri produced Usher’s chart-topping “Confessions” and “Confessions 2.” Dupri had the chance to sign Usher before LaFace.  “I wanted to do it but I didn’t have the bandwidth nor was my vision clear that I have a gift with working with a younger artist,” said Dupri. The Atlanta producer missed out on Bruno Mars as well.  Mars never lets Dupri forget it keeping the missed opportunity as a running joke between them telling him often, “Let them know you had your shot.”  Do you think the Usher/Jermaine Dupri chemistry would have been different if Usher would’ve signed to Durpi’s So So Def?