Diplomat Jim Jones might be ballin’ these days but lawyers are also callin’ with a lawsuit pertaining to filming topless Texas women without permission in his new “Summertime” music video.
Details of the lawsuit hit the Internet Thursday (February 10).
A pair of Lone Star lovelies are taking aim at rapper Jim Jones for using video of their topless frolicking in his “Summertime” video. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Sharie Johnson and Samantha Stotts say they didn’t give the rapper permission to use their half-naked images in his video, and they want the clip yanked from YouTube immediately. (New York Post)
Their lawyer, Taso Pardalis, explained what actions are being requested.
“They were prancing about in the water and in the moment, they kind of went along with it,” Pardalis said. “But you can see one of the girls in the video cover up immediately when she realized they were being filmed.” The Manhattan Supreme Court suit, which targets Jones, Sony Music Entertainment and others, seeks to stop the “further dissemination” of the video, which has been viewed more than 30,000 times on YouTube. The “Summertime” clip opens with a shot noting that it was 28 degrees, windy and snowing in New York on Dec. 6., then showcases women in bikinis. (New York Daily News)
Last month, Jones was involved in a near-fatal car crash in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dipset capo, Jim Jones, was reportedly involved in a serious car accident early Monday (January 17) in Atlanta, which resulted in his vehicle being totaled. It appears the accident took place on a freeway. (Baller Status)
Following the wreck, Jones released “Crash” which addressed what went down.
“After they finished searching the van for drugs/The officer told me, if I don’t believe in God, now is the time to start/I was halfway asleep, faded off the sour/Not knowing that could have been my last hour/I seen it clear, we was on 85/Road looking clear, doing ’bout 85/A smooth sail turned into a crazy ride/I wish I could say a n*gga watched the way he drive/But he was just trying to swerve a deer/I didn’t get to see him but the Lord heard my prayers/Head-on collision with the car rail/And I’m a firm believer that God’s real/I felt my van crushed against the hard steel/At that point, I can’t tell y’all how my heart feel/I seen it happen, we were spinning like a bottle top/And I was praying, ‘Lord, please make the bottle stop.’ …” (“Crash”)
Check out Jim Jones’ “Summertime” music video below: