While Jermaine Dupri definitely seemed to be having fun at his 36th birthday party last night at Tenjune in NYC, drinking Champagne and ruling the mic inside the club, the hip hop superstar took some time to talk about musicians Travis Barker and DJ AM, who were seriously injured in last week’s jet crash.
"My man, Travis, I know he’ll be alright," Jermaine told OK!. "He’s good. He’s doing better. I went to see him."
"He’s in good spirits," he adds. "He gonna be on iChat in like two days so he’s going to send you all a message."
DJ Cassidy also expressed his feelings on the two musicians, saying, "Words can’t even describe. I mean it really hits home."
"I hear that he’s actually well considering the circumstances and he’s already sent a text to a few people that I know so I guess that’s a good sign," DJ Cassidy added. "And he’ll be back stronger than ever making us dancing and party again."
Speaking of dancing and partying, there was plenty of that going on, and Jermaine was ready for it.
"To know that it’s about to go down inside. To know that people are outside ready to party," he says of his favorite part of his birthday. "I just like the fact that everybody [is] ready to go in here."
As for doing anything special, Jermaine hung out with friends like DJ Cassidy, girlfriend Janet Jackson, Ice-T and his wife Coco and Busta Rhymes.
"We just kicked it, you know. We’ve been getting drunk though," he confessed.
Reporting by Laura Lane