‘Idol’s’ Jermaine Jones reportedly disqualified
Jermaine Jones is apparently out on “American Idol.” The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he no longer would be on the Fox singing contest, the Associated Press reports.
He wrote on his official “Idol” Twitter account: “Awww I will no longer b on the show.” The post and that account later were deleted.
According to Tmz.com, Mr. Jones was disqualified from the show after it was discovered he had concealed “multiple crimes.” He reportedly was charged in two crimes last year, one involving violence.
A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter or confirm his tweet.
The so-called “gentle giant,” as he was dubbed by “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, was among the show’s of top 12 singers.
“Idol” contestants in the past have been disqualified when the show deems that their work or personal history is an issue.
Corey Clark was disqualified for concealing his arrest record during the second season in 2003. Frenchie Davis also was dropped from “Idol” that year because of her previous appearance on an adult website.
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