Jim Jones says he “[messed] up” a chance to hang out with the queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey

In her recent memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey mentioned hanging out with Harlem Dispet rappers Jim Jones, Cam’ron and Juelz Santana. So what was that like?

“We had a few dope adventures with Mariah Carey during the time her and Cam were close friends,” said Jones, in an interview with HotNewHipHop. “I’m not saying they’re not close friends now, but, we just was fortunate enough to be in her presence in different places. From Italy, Paris to Aspen and [places] like that.”

In fact, said Jones, it was while stuck in Aspen, Colorado on Christmas Eve one year that he missed an opportunity to hang with the Grammy-winning queen of Christmas. 

“And one year we ended up in Aspen with her the week of Christmas. We were young, but we were trying to get back home when maybe we should’ve stayed and spent Christmas with Mariah Carey,” Jones recounted. “We [messed] that up. But you know, life is life. It’s all about experiences and lessons. And we learned our lessons, but we had a great time.”

In other news, Jones said his 2006 album, Dipset Christmas, will forever be a classic holiday album. 

“Every single Christmas, that Dipset Christmas sells,” said Jones. “That’s one of Koch [Records] number-one jewels that we had given them that they make sure they package it up and put it out every Christmas like they do Mariah Carey Christmas Carols. Imma bump that this year Christmas, myself. That was a dope one.”

Next up, Jim Jones is working on his Fraud Department collaboration EP with producer Harry Fraud, led by his single, “Bada Bing” featuring French Montana.

By Rachel George
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