Jermaine Dupri wishes he would’ve stuck with TLC early on their careers. While answering questions on the Black Love Instagram account, JD said he regretted stepping away from the diamond-selling trio to devote all of his attention to Kris Kross.
“I regret not trying to do TLC at the same time as Kris Kross,” he said. “I was only 19 years old at the time and didn’t believe in myself as a person, as someone having the bandwidth to have both artists. I was putting so much energy into Kris Kross, and I was only giving TLC maybe 30 to 40 percent, not even 50 percent.”
He continued, “I felt I was spreading myself thin by trying to provide both of these groups what they needed to become the success they eventually both grew to become. So I eliminated myself from TLC being a group that I actually introduced to the world.”