Here Are 7 Surprising Moments in Jeremih’s Career
The history of R&B is littered with bad boys, but Jeremih isn't necessarily the first name that comes to mind when you're thinking of them. He's no Chris Brown and he's definitely no Bobby Brown, but over the last few years he's put some serious work into being one of the more audacious entertainers in the game today.
Recently, he's been making headlines for moments that don't involve his music. Less than a week ago, the "Oui" performer called out PartyNextDoor during a concert in Dallas. The problem: That show was during the Summer's Over joint tour they're both on, which caused a rift in their working relationship.
Jeremih airing out a fellow artist isn't the first time he's shocked fans, though. A few days before he bashed Party, the Chicago native chucked his microphone to the stage after cursing out the folks responsible for handling the venue's sound equipment. He went to Twitter to apologize to fans a bit later, but that didn't erase the shock of an outburst that seemed so random.
That's all pretty wild, but it's actually somewhat tame compared to other entries in Jeremih's history of brazen behavior. Back in 2014, he was arrested after trying to sneak his way onto an airplane that had already closed its doors. About a month before that, he was arrested for throwing beer at Fuddruckers employees. You get the idea. Today we take a look back at some of Jeremih's wildest moments.
Back in early November 2014, Jeremih and his crew were caught on camera hurling beer bottles at the staff of a Fuddruckers in Billings, MT. Although the singer claimed his actions were a response to the restaurant manager's racism, the manager claimed that the "Birthday Sex" performer and his friends were harassing one of his waitresses. The Billings Police Department eventually issued a warrant for Jeremih's arrest.
Rules in airports are understandably very strict when it comes to just about everything that involves boarding and exiting a plane. Considering everything that goes into making their trips safe and therefore making passengers feel secure – extensive security inspections, air-tight regulations, detailed instructions from flight attendants – that makes a ton of sense. It doesn’t appear that Jeremih was thinking about why any of those rules exist when he attempted to sneak his way onto a plane back in December 2014. After arriving late for his U.S. Airways Flight 653 at Newark airport, the Late Nights artist had one of his associates try to open the plane’s secondary jetway door in order to let Jeremih aboard after the cabin had already been closed. The singer and his two friends were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Jeremih didn't have the best 28th birthday. On July 15, 2015, the singer was arrested in Cali for DUI. He was released on a $15,000 bail. While he was able to put the incident behind him, he couldn't have been too happy.
For the public, the first sign of serious trouble on the Summer's Over tour with PartyNextDoor came when Jeremih hurled his microphone to the ground and called out some unnamed folks during his set in Chicago. Shortly afterward, the "Don't Tell Em'" singer alleged that "they" were trying to hold him back during his performances. A few days after that, we learned who "they" are: probably PND and his entourage.
At a Summer's Over tour stop in Houston, Jeremih was accused by fans of sending an impostor to perform his set. The alleged impostor wore a hoodie and remained in constant motion, so we may never know whether or not Jeremih made it to the stage that day. If the allegations are true, the Chi-town singer might have just broken new ground in the world of shamelessness. A look at a recent Instagram post proves he may just be owning up to his actions.
Dissing fellow entertainers while in concert is nothing new in the world of hip-hop, but dissing someone you're opening up for is something you don't hear happening too often. Jeremih seemingly broke new ground last week when he called his tour mate PartyNextDoor and accompanying entourage "bitch ass niggas." Jeremih also accused Party of failing to sing his songs during his concerts. You can peep the brazen diatribe for yourself below. Plus see his accusations of pepper spray being put into the air while he performed.
After multiple incidents during the Summer's Over tour, Jeremih was officially removed from the trek. Live Nation released a statement regarding the matter.
“Live Nation’s top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans. With this in mind, we’ve decided it’s best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately,” the statement reads. “After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice. We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly. Ticketholders may request a full refund at point of purchase, which will forfeit access to the entire show. No partial refunds will be issued.”