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Jermaine Jones

Flees to Philly [VIDEO]

3/14/2012 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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0_v0u899mi_0_gyiryo27"American Idol" contestant Jermaine Jones fled Los Angeles and the "A.I." guillotine ... because we got video of him after he landed in Philadelphia last night.

Jones flew first class -- which makes us think "Idol" may have paid for the ticket.

As we reported, the plan was for Jermaine to appear on tonight's show​, facing the music for lying about his criminal past.

It's true -- jets also fly west, but it would be a very fast turnaround.

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31.

kat    

Maybe he was trying to get himself back on track we all make mistakes and do things we regret we all deserve a second chance. and I agree I believe that every contestant is checked out beforehand AI had to know and waited so they could be on TMZ I judge him by what I saw on AI he sang and behaved like the other contestants.
maybe He didnt say anything because he knew how you would all react.

918 days ago
32.

maug    

I don't blame the paps for just taking his pic and not approaching him. He coulda blown

918 days ago
33.

tvrac    

Is is really important to know anything else about this man except that he can sing? He was voted in...wasn't he? So many celebrities have shady passes, but have turned into great sport athletes, singers, actors, etc and changed their lives.

918 days ago
34.

VladZu    

AMERICAN IDOL IS PURE SH*T! TMZ, please stop promoting this turd of a show. It's phoney!

918 days ago
35.

jd    

i get it its ok for famous ppl to do this but not ok for a guy to have minor charges...rkelly gets away wit pissing on a girl a underage girl n gets off the charges n american idol n other shows still praise him but a person jus starting out wit minor charges cant make it wow america u guys are funked up back to watchin the voice till the real show gets back on xfactor i remember now why i dont watch american idol plus they got one of the biggest druggies on that show steven tyler wow talk about the double standards im proud to be american idol fan not!!!!

918 days ago
36.

nof    

You'll be back, my brutha ...


And we'll be waiting for y'all...


With open arms.


You know, like the JOURNEY song ...


therapist, therapist, therapist ...


Someone good, dude, someone really really good ...


A woman, if at all possible...

918 days ago
37.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

For some reason I thought this Big Queen would flee to San Fransico.

918 days ago
38.

jd    

so every1 has a past i'm sure it wasn't too bad and if so o well.. if R Kelly can get away with peeing on a girl why can't he be the next american idol??? every1 still praises R Kelly its ok for them to sing his songs and praise R Kelly on there but its not ok to have a criminal backround dam guess if you're not famous 1st you get screwed thats why i wont watch american idol back to the voice and xfactor i knew there was a reason i stopped watching american idol

918 days ago
39.

Jregulate    

I am disgusted. Who gives a F#&K! That's what kids do when you get busted. Give a fake name. To globally air that was wrong!!! I hope someones scoops him up and makes him a star. Come on HOVA or Kanye

917 days ago
40.

Sarah D    

He's a talented singer and performer. If there is money to be made off his voice, then I'm sure American Idol has something cooking for him - I hope b/c I'd buy his music. I don't think his "criminal" past amounts to anything serious. Disorderly conduct with an open container? You mean he kicked a garbage can? Gave a cop a false name? Why, b/c he didn't want to have a record for kicking a garbage can? And what a bunch of judgemental ninnies on here.

917 days ago
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