Ever the ideal boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri is standing by Janet Jackson in the wake of her brother Michael’s tragic death. The record producer skipped the
birthday bash of his close pal DJ Cassidy in order to grieve with his
longtime love. “I wrote him a letter and told him to not worry about
coming, and that he needed to be with family right now,” DJ Cassidy told In
Touch at his soiree on July 8. “He wrote me back saying ‘Thanks for
understanding.’ He said he's really trying to support Janet and the family
right now. He wants to stay close and just comfort them.” After attending
Michael’s emotional memorial service in LA on July 7, Janet expressed her
gratitude to friends and fans for consoling her in the family’s difficult
time. “I just want to say thank you for all your love and all of your
support. Michael will live in all of our hearts forever," the singer said.
The King of Pop died suddenly on June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest.