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Irv Gotti Tells Desus and Mero About Making the Hit Song 'I'm Real'

The Murder Inc. cofounder visited 'Desus & Mero' to talk about his successes, beefs, and making controversial TV.

Sarah Bellman

Monday on Desus & Mero, Irv Gotti, famed producer and cofounder of Murder Inc. Records, sat down to share the true story behind the 2001 hit "I'm Real"—which all stemmed from one man's beef with Mariah Carey.

After being commissioned to produce a duet with Ja Rule and Jennifer Lopez, Irv and company sat down and made the iconic track in just ten minutes, including both the lyrics and the beat. The song was such a success that Irv landed the Sony private jet for a week.

"Oh and we had fun on that jet," Gotti told the hosts.

The producer also talked about what viewers can expect from his new show Tales, and why he steers clear of stirring up drama.

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