Jermaine Dupri says super producer Jazze Pha is WRONG — he never signed on to participate in the Super Bowl halftime show … but it has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick.
Pha is a producing legend in ATL and he’s super plugged in — so, when he told us Dupri was involved in the show, it sounded legit.
But, Dupri says Pha’s just wrong — and when we started questioning Jermaine he told us point blank, “You think I’m saying no because it’s a secret? No means no.”
Dupri says he’s not boycotting the NFL over Kaepernick — he says the NFL simply never called when they were putting the show together and he REFUSES to be considered an afterthought.
“It should have been a decision that they made at the beginning. I’m not something that you call later on in life.”
So, Dupri is out — but Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi from Outkast and Gladys Knight are all in to perform on Feb. 3.
As we previously reported, some huge stars like Common have called for the performers to back out over the way the league has treated Kaepernick, but that’s just not happening at this point.
The CEO and co-founder of HQ Trivia allegedly died after a drug-fueled night with his girlfriend … but she says he was fine when she left him.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Colin Kroll‘s GF told investigators she was with him the Friday night before he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, and they were both doing drugs. We’re told she claims she saw him using cocaine and heroin.
The girlfriend says she left Kroll’s place in the wee hours of Saturday morning and he was alive and well, but after she didn’t hear from him all day … she contacted police to check up on him.
We broke the story … the HQ honcho died of an apparent drug overdose. We’re told cops found him early Sunday, lying facedown in his bed with drug paraphernalia nearby.
Our sources say detectives recovered several phones and a laptop from Kroll’s residence to investigate the source of the drugs. His GF has not been charged in connection with his death.
Kroll co-founded the popular mobile trivia game last year and was named CEO in 2018.
He was 34.