Jermaine Jones kicked off American Idol for hiding ‘multiple crimes’

'American Idol' Will Kick Contestant Off Show For Concealing Crimes

— TMZ (@TMZ) March 14, 2012

From TMZ:

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:

BYEBYE Jermaine Jones, just Kicked out of the top 12 of #AmericanIdol. Here are the details…

— 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:

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