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Beyonce and Donald Glover Has Everyone Talking About The Lion King | Quick Takes Ep. 145

VIDEO DISCUSSION: Cardi B. calls Jermaine Dupri on the carpet over comment about female rappers; American Airlines pays doctor because of mistreatment

In this week's Quick Takes from Episode 145, What's The 411 hosts Kizzy Cox, Onika McLean, and Keisha Wilson, are talking about the Queen of Pop and actress, Beyonce, and actor Donald Glover's star turn in Disney's new rendition of The Lion King; rapper Cardi B's clap back to music producer Jermaine Dupri regarding his comment about female rappers; American Airlines refunding the fare of Dr. Tisha Rowe, who was flying with her 8-year-old son from Jamaica to Florida after she posted on Twitter an incident she encountered with airline personnel; Dollar General's plans to change its products in search of wealthier customers, and; LaLa Anthony's comment to independent women at this year's Essence Festival.

Will Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri Reunite?

VIDEO DISCUSSION: A source says Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri are friends, but not in a romantic relationship

Word has it that Janet Jackson’s, ex, Jermaine Dupri, has become a shoulder for Jackson to lean on since the break up from her husband, Wissam Al-Mana. Jackson dated Dupri from 2001 – 2009.

It makes sense because the two were together for nearly 10 years and they are still friends, right?

Friends and lovers are two different things, at least according to a source.

Someone close to the situation tells E! News, Dupri, and Jackson, who is soon to be divorced from her husband, are close, but definitely not in a relationship.

"Jermaine has a crazy love for Janet and they have been speaking more since the breakup. Janet and Jermaine trust each other and they have history."

Furthermore, Janet's focus is on her infant son, Eissa, and her current State of the World Tour, according to the source.

"Janet is really not in a position to get involved with someone at this time," the source explained. "She is open, though, for something more down the line. They are in the talks of working on some new projects."

We’ll keep an eye on the Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri relationship; we’d be surprised if it doesn’t blossom into something more than just work.

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Oprah Winfrey Sparks Speculation on US Presidential Bid | Ep. 115

VIDEO: U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson dismisses lawsuit against DeRay McKesson and Black Lives Matter, and more

In this episode, What's The 411 hosts Kizzy Cox, and Onika McLean are talking about Wendy Williams, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, Oprah Winfrey, Birdman, Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Jim Carrey, Megyn Kelly, and more.



Jermaine Dupri Responds to Lawsuit Commenced by SunTrust Bank

Dupri Issues Answer and Counterclaim in Lawsuit Commenced by SunTrust Bank

Producer, writer, entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri has filed his Answer and Counterclaims in connection with the lawsuit commenced recently by SunTrust Bank, according to a press release issued by his publicist. The counterclaims allege that the bank breached its contract with him, converted his funds to their own use and fraudulently rewrote the terms of his loan without his knowledge among other claims. The bank's Complaint alleges that Dupri is indebted to it for approximately $1.9 Million dollars representing the outstanding balance on a larger loan made in 2009 for nearly $5 Million.

In Dupri's Answer and Counterclaims, he details his course of dealings with SunTrust and it's executives in connection with his loan and the modifications of that loan in 2010. Specifically, the original loan provided that SunTrust would allocate certain portions of the royalties which it was to receive from EMI Music Publishing in repayment of the loan to satisfy Dupri's Federal and State income taxes. SunTrust Bank did not make such payments which resulted in tax liabilities being assessed against Dupri.

The Counterclaim reveals that in order to cover up its mishandling of Dupri's funds, SunTrust Bank executives restructured the loan in December 2010, removing the provision requiring them to make the tax payments. In good faith, and relying upon the trust and established a relationship that had existed with SunTrust over many years, Dupri executed a new loan agreement and related documents which modified the original 2009 loan to his detriment. The loan was restructured from a variable to a fixed payment arrangement, with payments unilaterally determined by SunTrust which were not based on realistic projections of Dupri's income. Dupri states in his Counterclaim that he was not provided an opportunity to have his legal and financial representatives review the documents prior to signature and that when he left the SunTrust offices after signing the new agreements, he was not provided with a set of the closing papers.

In his Answer, Dupri clearly details how the misrepresentation and breach of duties by SunTrust resulted in a commercial loan which was not in default at the time of the December 2010 signing being converted to a loan with unachievable payment terms of which he was unaware. Due to the fact that the loan was restructured from a variable to a higher fixed payment arrangement, the loan went into default and SunTrust acted without attempting to resolve this matter and filed an action against him. As a result of SunTrust's actions, Dupri is currently addressing tax assessments levied by the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue and is forced to challenge SunTrust's attempt to foreclose on and seize his assets.

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