It was nothing but non stop surprises Saturday night (Feb. 24) at Atlanta’s Fox Theater during the So So Def 20th anniversary concert.

Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Da Brat, Ludacris, Monica, and several others were in attendance to celebrate with the man who started it all, Mr. Jermaine Dupri.

At some point during the night, JD joined Jay-Z onstage and they performed couple of songs including “Money Ain’t A Thing” alongside JD.

“Make some noise for this man right here. J.D., a fu**ing legend in this game. I had to come to your town and pay homage and salute you,”

said Mr. Carter, who hosted an after-party with J.D.

The festive evening ended with an appearance from Mariah Carey, who wheeled out a cake for her collaborator of many years. She asked for a lighter and to her surprise, Da Brat walked onstage to help her light the candles. “Happy anniversary to my friend J.D. aka Jermash,” said Mimi.

The So So Def mogul thanked his city for an unforgettable evening.

“I want to thank all of ya’ll for coming out tonight. I swear to God, I love you ATL. I wouldn’t [have taken] this show to no other motherfu**ing city but mine,”

he proclaimed.



Mariah Carey