Dipset’s Jim Jones has come forward to address speculation and rumors claiming he was robbed earlier this week in New York City.
Talking exclusively with hip-hop personality Miss Info, Jones detailed what exactly went down.
After rumors popped up about a violent altercation in Harlem, Jim Jones hit me up to share his side of the story. I asked Jimmy what happened on Monday and he summed it us as a “botched robbery.” Jim: “I was in Harlem, alone, when three men stepped to me,” he said. “Well the first guy, I beat the shit out of him, then the second guy jumped in with a metal pipe. I was so amped up I didn’t even feel him hitting me with it. I was still putting a beating on the first guy. But when the third guy pulled out a gun, I got out of there. I left. Anyone with a brain would do the same.” (Miss Info)
Info also asked Jimmy what the motivation behind the botched robbery was.
I asked if Jimmy knew what they were after, and he brought up the fact that he’s always wearing jewelry, but when I asked why he was out with his jewelry, in Harlem, dolo…Jim quickly conceded, “That was a stupid mistake. I know that. I’m human and that’s where I slipped up. It won’t happen again.” Jim says that after the altercation, he went straight to the studio to work on his mixtape. And he says that he’s fine, unscathed, and back at work today too. As for the rumors that this incident is related to another beef, he dismissed them and said they weren’t worth addressing. (Miss Info TV)
Rumors initially surfaced claiming he was attacked by an ex-manager.
It’s been reported that Jim Jones has been jumped and robbed in Harlem by his ex-manager, Yandy Smith, boyfriend. Supposedly Jim Jones left an early morning studio session and got into an argument with Yandy’s boyfriend. Later he went to one of Harlem projects to confront the same guy where he got chased by goons who beat him down. The beef stemmed from Jimmy being dumped by his manager, Yandy, because she could no longer vibe with his girlfriend, Chrissy. The two ladies reportedly got into a fist fight earlier this week. Let’s hope this is the last of the violence and it doesn’t escalate from here. (Street Dose)
The rapper recently made headlines for settling a suspended license case.
Rapper Jim Jones has pleaded guilty to making a mistake on the road: driving his Bentley in New York with a suspended license. He pleaded guilty Thursday to a traffic misdemeanor and was sentenced to a $200 fine. Defense lawyer Marianne Bertuna says Jones hadn’t realized his license had been suspended over a traffic ticket he hadn’t fully paid. She says he wanted to resolve the case to get on with his career and a charity project. He was arrested in March in Manhattan. (Washington Post)
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