Jermaine Dupri explained why he regretted stepping away from TLC before they signed with LaFace Records.
Jermaine Dupri wishes he wouldve stuck with TLCearly on their careers. While answering questions on the Black LoveInstagram 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 didnt 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. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jermaine Dupri(@jermainedupri) on Mar 30, 2020 at 4:33pm PDT Dupri previously detailed his past with TLCin an interview for TV Ones series Uncensored. TLC was my group before they got signed to LaFace, he revealed. Left Eye was living at my house when I found Kris Kross. The backwards clothes came after we started getting more and more songs. He also credited TLCs Left Eye for Kris Kross signature style. The backward clothes actually came from being around Left Eye, he explained. Cause Left Eye was around here trying to cut her sleeves off of every shirt and she had me where I shaved my whole eyebrow off. I only had one eyebrow and I was walking around doing wild shit. I had a nose ring. We was just doing whatever we could do to get somebodys attention.