'She's on Island, but it's more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio 'L.A.' Reid's] project,'' Dupri says. ''I let him deal with that on a day-to-day basis. ... Janet's record is one that he's wanted to do for a long time. He's very passionate about it."
As for the direction of Jackson's album, Dupri says, "I don't really know what he's got in mind at this point. His past record isn't shabby so I'm going to let him do what he's going to do."
There is no release date yet for the Jackson album, although it may be ready before the end of the year.
In related news, Dupri will release his autobiography, Young, Rich and Dangerous: My Life in Music, Oct. 16.