Kanye West's closest collaborators and friends have opened up about their concern for the Chicago native following his controversial TMZ interview and his recent meeting with Donald Trump at the Oval Office. Some of them have slammed 'Ye on social media, while others have voiced their support for him. Jermaine Dupri falls in the latter category and he recently explained that he will continue to support Kanye West, regardless of his political stance.

In a recent interview with CNN, Jermaine Dupri spoke on So So Def, Aretha Franklin and voiced his opinion on Kanye West. Although he acknowledged the fact that he might have an unpopular opinion when it comes to the G.O.O.D Music founder, he does believe that Kanye has the right to say what he wants.

"I'm sure people will hate me for saying this, but I thought this was a free country and you can say and think however you want," he said on Kanye West's controversial opinions. "Last time I checked, anyway."

Jermaine Dupri and Kanye West have a pretty lengthy history together. In fact, one of Kanye's earliest beat placements was on Jermaine Dupri's 1998 album, Life In 1478. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Dupri's So So Def music label. To celebrate, he launched an exhibit at the Grammy Museum which includes memorabilia from Kris Kross, Xscape and more. The exhibit runs until March 2019.