Harlem rapper Jim Jones finally admitted his part in a scuffle that erupted at the Louis Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City late last year.
According to media reports the MC, a member of the Diplomats crew also known as Dipset, pleaded guilty on Monday, October 5, to a misdemeanor assault charge. Jones acknowledged his role in the brawl with Jayvon Smith, a friend of R&B singer Ne-Yo’s, who was punched in the face while browsing inside the luxury retail store.
It was reported by Jones’ lawyer Scott Leemon that the rapper did not start the fight but decided to plead guilty because he didn’t want to face any touring restriction as well as risking probation, if he were to be convicted.
As of press time no one seemed to know what started the fight but in an interview given earlier this year to Los Angeles-based radio station Power 106 Ne-Yo confirmed that both Jones and Smith “have had drama in the past.”
However it is not the first time that the rapper, 33, whose birth name is Joseph Jones has faced the law. Last year he was arrested after police officers discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for unpaid tickets dating as far as 2005.
In March, the MC released his latest project “Pray IV Reign” and he also starred in “Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones,” an off-Broadway play chronicling his life on the road and on the streets of Harlem.
With so many rifts and disagreements surrounding him let’s hope that Jones will finally get it right for the sake of his career.
Written by Valerie V.