Jermaine Dupri attempted to ease fears and calm nerves about Hulu’s highly anticipated Freaknik documentary during a recent appearance on the “Tamron Hall” show.
Folks who participated in Freaknik were scared as snowflakes in hell when the news of the documentary broke.
Tamron explained to Jermaine that some successful doctors, lawyers, and parents fear having their Freaknik past exposed in the documentary.
Jermaine, who is an executive producer on the film, offered a little more insight on what you can actually expect from the documentary.
I want to say this to all of those people out there that, um, my vision of Freaknik, um, is really a story about the south and Atlanta.
It’s not really a story about what everybody keeps talking about.
I don’t like that part because I feel like, um, it’s a little disrespectful because I’m just telling a story…
I’m telling a story of Atlanta, right?… And how Atlanta was built into the place that it is today.
People came to Atlanta through Freaknik, and they stayed, right?…
People would move, like, I say that in the ‘Welcome to Atlanta, um, you know, people came to Atlanta for Freaknik and they stayed and that’s how Atlanta has become this multi-cultural, multi-city place…
Freaknik plays one of the biggest roles in that, period!
…I can’t say that you won’t see freaking in the videos.
It is called Freaknik, it is what it is.
Um, because it’s the 40th anniversary of Freaknik, it’s the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, and it’s the 30th anniversary of So So Def so it’s just all tied together.
Watch the clip of the Jermaine Dupri interview on the “Tamron Hall” show below:
Hulu has yet to announce a release date for the Freaknik documentary.
Do you plan to watch the doc when it arrives?