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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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Sandra     

This creep got what he deserved!!

850 days ago
17.

Jean    

This was the most contrived thing I've ever seen on AI (and that's saying something!). Clearly it was all mapped out before they taped that stupid 'confrontation', as the singer wasn't at all surprised or upset by any of it. He appeared to be prepared to discuss the situation and there's a nice car waiting to take him to his first-class flight home. And to show his rehearsal of his performance like he's some kind of put-upon hero that we should all love anyway....ridiculous. It all seems a little too much...first he doesn't make the cut, then the judges decide to add him to the group because they love him so much (but not enough to have him make the cut for top 24), bring him all kinds of publicity and then this. seems like it's all too coincidental.

850 days ago
18.

Jo    

This was just wrong; sure the guy made mistakes and tried to cover them up, but to publicly humiliate him like this just turns this show into one of the reality trash shows that's on today. Very disappointed in this show now.

850 days ago
19.

Tynisha    

He is a total douche bag! They picked him to be the wild card and other people lost out on that opportunity because of his lies. He is a total criminal!

850 days ago
20.

masterkopy83    

Did he seriously think this would not come out? Geez

850 days ago
21.

Ana    

Wow! What the producers of American Idol will do for ratings. The producers fire the guy, telling him that they are not allowed to have him in the show but they film the firing and include it in the show. Plain and simple exploitation for ratings. How sad.

850 days ago
22.

Dr Hardwicke    

In professional sports a criminal record seems to be a PLUS.

I halfway think AI people knew all this from the getgo and it was just another stunt on their part to make the show more than it actually is.

850 days ago
23.

Dr Hardwicke    

To me the guy looks like a total jailbird.
But the fact is he can sing, I could see him on Broadway.
How he handled himself when being cut from the show tells me he has much of his anger under control and knows how and when to act like a gentleman.
I predict we will be hearing (in a good way) about this guy again.

850 days ago
24.

JUST MY OPINION    

THIS WAS TOTALLY DISCRIMINATORY BECAUSE OTHERS HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED FROM THE SHOW FOR VARIOUS REASONS, INCLUDING CRIMINAL, BUT THEY NEVER AIRED THE SPECIFICS ON-AIR LIKE THEY DID WITH JERMAINE. ALL THEY HAD TO SAY WAS HE WAS DISQUALIFIED FOR NOT DISCLOSING IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PERIOD. THAT WAS SOO WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS THEY WAY THEY HANDLED HIM. SHAME ON AI!!!!

850 days ago
25.

Dee    

I SAY **** TMZ ALL DAY FOR YOU TO LET THESE IGNORANT RACIST PPL TO SPEAK THE WAY THEY DO ON YOUR PAGE ABOUT PPL PERIOD.....AND DELETE THE (RUDE) AF. AMERICANS THAT TAKE IT PERSONAL AND SPEAK THIER PEACE AND SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT WHITE PPL OH THEY GET DELETED ......WHY AREN'T YOU DELETING TIFFANY'S ISH B/C I SWEAR IF I EVER KNEW THIS GIRL OR SAW HER SHE'D NEVER HAVE THE HEART TO SPEAK THAT WAY IN PERSON YOUR LIMITED TO TYPING IT WHEREAS PPL CANNOT SEE YOU AND COMPLIMENT YOUR WORDS.........**** A TMZ **** YALL

850 days ago
26.

Luz    

It's sad this happened. A criminal charge doesn't necessarily means he killed someone. It's the way the system classifies different charges. It can fall into the criminal category with a lesser offense. I am sure his life was not easy, but that is not a reason toautomatically label him to be the reject of life. Actually, I see through his decision to be on American Idol, and he should be helped to face his past actions with constructive advice. AI judges have the power to do that. He has an awsome voice, and I hope he will be able to come back next season!

850 days ago
27.

Big D    

he can team up with Chris Brown

850 days ago
28.

Brenda    

Judging by the racist comment here it appears that racism is still a major,issue!! I am very shocked with some of these racist comment.Some of the comments are just disturbing. TMZ you need to delete these racist comment.Some people are using you site to promote racism and this needs to stop!!

850 days ago
29.

didimoe    

How can someone have so many warrants and not be found to be arrested but can land on television and still not be picked up by the police yet? C'mon something is really weird about this.

850 days ago
30.

Cujeaux    

Here's a new concept for you AI - BACKGROUND CHECK. Or is this crap just to show all of the 'criminal' wannabe dorks of America that they have a shot at fame as well?

850 days ago
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