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Jermaine Jones

VS. 'Idol' Producers

The Confrontation [Video]

3/15/2012 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jermaine Jones got a swift kick in the ass from reality last night ... when 'Idol' producers confronted the singer on tape and told him he's FIRED from the show for lying about his criminal past.

Jones took it well ... thanking executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick for the opportunity ... and then getting into the back of a waiting car ... not a cop car.

TMZ broke the story ... Jones has 4 warrants out for his arrest and a history of allegedly using multiple fake names with cops.

Goodbye Jermaine ... whoever you are. 

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1.

Jay W.     

His name is not Jermaine... it's Douche !

951 days ago
2.

laura    

THIS IS SUCH BULL****! THE PRODUCERS DID THIS ON PURPOSE TO GET RATINGS! HOW COULD THEY NOT KNOW THIS GUY WAS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW? A I MAKES MILLIONS.... AND THEY CAN'T DO A PROPER BACKGROUND CHECK? GIMME A BREAK!
DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME EMPLOYERS LIKE WALMART AND MC DONALDS DO BETTER BACKGROUND CHECKS?! HAH!
A I IS ANNOYING!

951 days ago
3.

Joe    

What confrontation? All I heard was "You're great. That song you sung, I never heard such a great voice. You're outstanding. You're going to go far. But we're forced to release you from the show." Missed the part about him threatening Idol staff personnel. Anyone else miss that?

951 days ago
4.

Donna    

@TIFFANY, "WHY ARE YOU SO BITTER AGAINST THIS MAN?" YOU HAVE TAKEN THIS VERY PERSONAL. DID HE HAVE CHILDREN WITH YOU, OR IS HE DATING YOUR MOTHER UNDER ONE OF FAKE NAMES HE HAS USED?

951 days ago
5.

Chuck    

What kind of hokum will they come up with next in an obvious attempt to boost their sagging ratings.

951 days ago
6.

Joe    

And some of the comments above are just out and out racist. I don't know whether you have a 3-year old mentality (I apologize if I've offended any 3 year olds out there) or you're just looking to get a rise. You can't be that ignorant and if you are, I'm truly sorry for you.

951 days ago
7.

PRO US    

Who does that multimillionaire Idol Producer Ken Warwick think he is enjoying firing people while he wears a white dress shirt, jacket, black leather shoes and blue jeans? Mitt Romney? LOL

951 days ago
8.

Cindy    

Put him in JAIL NOW!!!!!!!!

951 days ago
9.

yessir    

He has a nice voice but 4 warrants? That's ridiculous.

951 days ago
10.

mintjulep    

He's a pathological liar! Good riddance.

951 days ago
11.

Kari    

So...they videotaped the moment they let someone who lied to them and who has a violent nature go, and now the video is on the internet? Is Idol getting a little desperate and pathetic?

951 days ago
12.

Just saying    

Seacrest said producers were working with law enforcement and claim they knew he had active warrants against him. So what did they do when they released him from the show? They drove him around town, back to their hotel then to the airport. Instead of calling the cops for them to come get him.

They basically hid a fugitive and then dropped him off at the airport- by himself. He could have taken a flight to anywhere.

Idol producers should be charged with HINDERING a police investigation and HIDING a known fugitive.

951 days ago
13.

Cindy    

Idol should have shown him being arrested on the air. Take this thug away in handcuffs. Let him become someones bitch in prison.

951 days ago
14.

Chloe    

Confrontation!! This jerk had no remorse or apology and was sent off in a blaze of glory. The idiot producers decided to disrespect the contestants and viewers by giving this liar/criminal precious air time to show him during rehearsal and getting into a nice SUV (should have been black and white transportation) American Idol producers need to grow some balls and make him pay back all the money they spent on him .. that is after he gets out of JAIL !! NO MORE IDOL FOR ME ....

951 days ago
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Jan    

How HEARTLESS of American Idol to air that. TMZ has been extremely cruel to this young man all week. His father contacting TMZ was cruel. The young man has made mistakes but this public scrutiny is HORRIBLE.

951 days ago
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