“American Idol” semifinalist Jermaine Jones is getting the boot from the show, and it’s not because America didn’t vote for him.
The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he would no longer be appearing on the hit singing competition. “Awww I will no longer b on the show,” he wrote on his official “Idol” account. The tweet, as well as the account, were quickly and unsurprisingly deleted.
According to the gossip website TMZ, Jones got the boot after producers discovered that the hopeful had been arrested twice and that he still had a number of outstanding warrants. One of the alleged incidents was reportedly of a violent nature, with Jones allegedly getting into a fight at a New Jersey hotel; according to TMZ, he allegedly gave false names to the police on both accounts.