Jim Jones: “I’m Vanilla Ice”

- By Bossip Staff

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Resident scuzzball deluxe gets a little up close and personal about roughing up Ne-Yo’s boo boy Ty-Ty:

Following an alleged fight with a member of Ne-Yo’s entourage, Jim Jones said Monday morning (January 5) he’s fortunate to be a free man. “I guess I got lucky,” Jones said after coming out of Manhattan’s 18th Precinct. “I got a DAT.” Jones was issued a Desk Appearance Ticket instead of a trip behind bars for the misdemeanor assault charge.

The altercation took place at the Fifth Avenue Louis Vuitton store, where police say Jones punched and kicked someone who was traveling with Ne-Yo. Although police have yet to release the victim’s name, Internet reports have widely identified him as a man named Vaughn, the brother of Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, who works with Ne-Yo. Ty Ty is the longtime best friend and colleague of Jones’ lyrical nemesis, Jay-Z.

“I don’t know what this is for,” Jimmy said when asked about the fight. “All I know is I was shopping. I don’t know what happened.

“How my LVs [Louis Vuitton logos] look?” the Diplomat Capo, wearing a Louis V scarf, asked. “They say it was an incident at the store, but I don’t know.” Monday morning on Power 105.1 in New York, Jones’ mother called up to speak to morning radio host Ed Lover. Mrs. Jones acknowledged the altercation and called for peace in the hip-hop community.

“I’m tired of all these rappers not doing their jobs,” she vented. “They’re getting into all types of crazy stuff. … Your job is called ‘rapping’ for the audience, for the people. Get paid, and take your behind home.”

Jim Jones said the altercation gave him another sobering look at his life and career.

“Being a gangsta rapper or a ‘hardcore’ rapper, you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place,” he said. “It’s a thin line, because there’s things I’ve done in my career to get where I am today, and I’ve benefited off it. For me to make a transition and take my career to the next level, there’s some things I can’t obviously do anymore. What I mean by that is, you play the tough guy and put yourself into those positions, and things can happen. You end up like this, [with] a big inconvenience.

“Sometimes the notoriety works in your favor, but I shouldn’t be here at this point,” he continued. “As long as no one is physically doing something to you or being that much of an aggressor, sometimes you can let these things go. I’ve grown to realize that, and I see it’s not gonna be the same for me as far as my travels in this industry. My last few situations, it seems like I’ve ended up in jail and people have used that as a way to put civil suits on me. That’s the new wave of getting money. They say snitching is big business.” Jones has to appear in court February 4, a little less than two weeks before his next LP, Pray for Reign, hits stores February 20. The Harlem native says he’s ready to put the latest incident behind him.

“I really think I’m standing in the way of my own self,” he said. “I don’t believe it’s nobody else but me that’s gonna f— my career up, and I don’t wanna see that happen. … I’m done with beefs this year. I’m just gonna become a rapper. I’m just like Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. I am a rapper. Leave me alone. I am defenseless. It’s to a point now if you slap me and I slap you back, you’ll be able to sue me.

“I’m Vanilla Ice right now,” he reiterated with a chuckle. “I’m a rapper.”

He said it, not us: Jim Jones is on par with the likes of Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Sounds like it may be time for the brotha call it a day. And while we’re at it, LOL at his mom calling out these thug ass rappers for acting like a gang of 12 year old hooligans. Preach Mrs. Jones, preach!


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  • chine K

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  • chine K

    chine K IS CAPO STATUS

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    Are there no showers available to this man?

  • pm

    I hope he invested well

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  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    How about re-wash and re-braid?

  • Q'ILLA

    thatt nigga be lookin like he smell like ham

  • elle

    people need to get the story straight..ty ty was no where on the scene of said incident. jim jones got into it with someone that works for neyo and ty ty’s brother.

    jim jones has the IQ of a cotton ball and I believe he needs to claim his hispanic heritage and stop claiming to be black because he is further making us look bad

  • Nina Knows

    he always looks so damn dirty. He IS a scuzzball. His mama calling the radio and shit.. talk to your dirty ass son lady…. I bet she dirty too.

  • crazylegs

    Damn! Nina said the moms dirty too. Yeah, follow his ass home, and i’m sure it’s GRIMY. He also talks like an idiot. He probably thinks he sounds cool but what grown man talks like that? Is his ten minutes up yet? he’s too whack for a whole fifteen.

  • pm

    so basically Neyo sueing the shit out of his dirty ass, a you better ask R Kelly, Neyo keep a team of Jews ready and welling to take that ass to court.

  • High Life

    I have never eva eva seen this man with a fresh set of braids.

  • Hannibal


  • Nina Knows


    I promise everytime I see his wack ass, he reminds me of a dirty, stank ass chipmuck.

    This whole entire story is GAY!!! Keywords: Neyo, ty ty, scarf, store… see what I mean.

  • Vee (its Bossladee if u nasty)

    Morning Peeps. He could be so much more attractive if he were CLEAN. Damn! Besides-who wants to talk about him? Where’s my crush Juelz Santana??????????????????????????????????????

  • Roe ski Love

    This dude exemplifies GHETTO everywhere he goes. I sure all of the normal shoppers at the LV store were going wtf is it with these Ni$$ers (rappers)that they cant even go shopping without a seen. All upscale stores should lock the doors when they see this asshole coming.

  • Nikkidcfre

    Well…Im Gonna Go Make My Jim Jones Vood Doo Doll. Gotta Buy A Box Of Pins…See Ya Bossip

  • Nigga Said

    Them niggas seem lost without Cam. They need guidance. Some sort of direction.A shower, some mouthwash. Something.

  • missclassy

    Thank u both bossip and mto full of shyt I’ve been saying it was not tyty it was his brother that works for neyo. I got that from the source I just had to find out cause friggin jimjones beating my man tyty that was imposisble

  • http://comcast Detroit

    And he’s supoose to get stripes for beatin up Ne Yo’s boy???


    I wonder how long he is going to run with the Ty Ty story? Milk it for all it’s worth Jimmy cause when it gets out who you guys really tried to punk, you’re going to look truly lame.

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  • Adrienne

    For all the foolery being spoken like “yeah that nycca should of” or “that’s what that nycca get” or “thats how it is” YOU need to STFU! Why the phuck to ignorant people praise and glorify negativity. Ask yourself what the phuck is wrong with you? Do you have kids? Would you raise them and want them to be fighting over stupid shyt? Damn, we in a recession and people are on here talking some stupidness praising this man’s acts of ignorance. That shyt is not cute at all. God was kind enough to bless that man and put him in a position that we all wish we were in (living extra comfy) and yet he continues to display acts of coonish behaviour….WTF?

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