Gentle Giant Jermaine Jones kicked off American Idol for failing to disclose criminal past, including an outstanding warrant.
— BALTICBLAU (@balticblau) March 14, 2012
'American Idol' Will Kick Contestant Off Show For Concealing Crimes http://t.co/88AIzB8c
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 14, 2012
Sources connected with the show tell us … the contestant — one of the final 12 — was charged with 2 crimes in 2011, one involving violence. We’re told in both cases the contestant gave a fake name to cops when arrested.
In addition, we’re told the contestant has outstanding warrants — again, the singer concealed it from producers.
Update: The contestant in question is “Gentle Giant” Jermaine Jones:
— Lauren Aiken Morris (@LaurenAMorris) March 14, 2012
Jones reportedly tweeted that he is off the show: “Awww I will no longer b on the show.”
Jones subsequently deleted the tweet, but several blogs got screencaps and many Twitter users retweeted it before it was removed: