October 3rd, 2012 by faye
Rapper Jim Jones has just struck a plea deal with prosecutors, getting off with a petty fine following the massive casino brawl back in February at Foxwoods.
According to reports, .6-year-old Jim Jones — whose real name is Joseph Guillermo Jones II — was initially slapped with three misdemeanor charges following his involvement in the Foxwoods casino brawl — breach of peace, interfering with an officer, and inciting a riot. The rapper pled “not guilty” to all three.
But on Tuesday, Jim Jones changed his tune and entered a guilty plea for the interfering with a police officer after prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges against the rapper. Jones was then ordered to cough up a $1,000 fine. The casino brawl case is now closed.
As previous reports have stated, the melee at Foxwoods allegedly started after a heavily intoxicated stranger trash-talked Jim Jones on his way out of a party, which was hosted by Diddy. The guy allegedly got physical, and that was when a full scale brawl broke out.
The brawl got so violent, it took five cops with mae to subdue Jim Jones, who was arrested on the scene.
Jim Jones is an original member of The Diplomats, also known as Dipset. He is Co-CEO of Diplomat Records. Jones is also a noted video director under the name CAPO, for artists including Cam’ron, Remy Ma, and State Property. In 2004, he released his first solo album, “On My Way to Church.” The release of his second album, “Harlem: Diary of a Summer” in 2005, coincided with Jones’ landing an executive position in A&R at E1 Music. A year later, he was on his third album, which produced his biggest single to date, “We Fly High”. In 2006, he formed the rap group, ByrdGang. He also has his own freestyle inline skating team, Dipskate, which he plans to take to the X Games in the near future. On April 5, 2011, Jim Jones released his 5th studio album, “Capo.”
March 5th, 2012 by faye
Jim Jones is making headlines again, right after he was allegedly busted by the police for driving with a suspended license. Reports say rapper Jim Jones instructed his crew members to go into the crowd at a Boston concert and attack a disruptive fan, who allegedly threw a cup at Jones.
According to the reports, 35-year-old Jim Jones was performing at the Middle East nightclub on Tuesday night, when suddenly a disruptive fan from the crowd allegedly fired a red solo cup at the rapper. The said cup sailed just right above Jones’ head and exploded on a light in the rafters. Jim Jones allegedly stopped the show and tried to identify the culprit, when several big guys who were on the stage jumped down into the crowd and tried to confront the disruptive fan in person.
After some pushing and shoving and screaming, security hurried at the scene and broke up the commotion. The said disruptive fan who threw the cup at Jim Jones was thrown out of the show.
TMZ reached out to rapper Jones who said, “I would never instruct people to jump down from the stage … I wish it wouldn’t have happened.”
Watch the video here of the alleged disruptive fan throwing a cup at Jim Jones.
February 29th, 2012 by faye
The recent arrest of hip-hop artist Jim Jones due to driving with a suspended license came right after he was arrested Friday night following a brawl at a Connecticut casino. However, Jones slams the allegations that he was driving with a suspended license.
According to previous reports, 35-year-old Jim Jones was pulled over in New York City for driving with a suspended license, but has since been released. As a result of his previous arrest on a Friday night brawl, Jones was charged with second-degree breach of peace, inciting a riot, and resisting arrest. However, a rep for the rapper said that Jim is adamant there must have been a mistake in the computer system, simply stating, “Jim does not have a suspended license.” The rep added that the lawyers of Jim Jones have already been dispatched to remedy the situation.
Additionally, the rapper claims he was originally sitting in the passenger seat of the car when his driver stopped by a store to buy a few items. Cops then approached Jim Jones and told him to move the car – so he did – and shortly after Jim got in the driver’s seat, he was pulled over, the rapper claims. During the stop, the police was informed he had a suspended license. That was when they took Jim Jones into custody. The reps of Jones said that the cops were “very cool and respectable” during the incident, and adds, “It’ll all be thrown out,” referring to his arrest for driving with a suspended license.
Before his arrest for an alleged suspended license, Jim Jones was also arrested for a Friday night brawl. The rapper was leaving a party at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods hosted by P. Diddy when suddenly an unnamed man who appeared to be drunk approached Jim Jones and began harrassing him. The man allegedly hit Jones in the face, to which Jones claims he was trying to protect himself. Reports say Jim Jones allegedly resisted arrest and had to be subdued with pepper spray. In addition to the rapper, four others were arrested in the brawl. A Connecticut State Police detective was treated for minor injuries.
Jim Jones took to his Twitter and said that he posted a $40,000 bond. Later Saturday he added, “This is gettin blown way out of proportion.”
Back in 2009, Jones pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges after a fight in a Manhattan luxury retail store broke out.
Jim Jones is best known for his 2007 hit, “We Fly High.” It reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list that year. On April 5, 2011, he released his fifth studio album, “Capo.”