In a recent interview with Ozone Magazine, the Peoples’ Champ Paul Wall discussed the M.I.A. status of Mike Jones. According to Wall, he hasn’t kept up with Jones, saying that Jones burned bridges with his Swishahouse brethren after he parted ways with the label. Wall even went as far to say that the knockout punch delivered to Jones by fellow Houston rapper Trae was much to be expected.
“Ever since he left Swishahouse I haven’t really kept track of him,” he said. “I really didn’t know him too well before he came to Swishahouse. I’d say he dug his own grave. He lied to a lot of people, he turned his back on a lot of people, and he burned a lot of bridges. I don’t want to kick a dog while he’s down and I don’t wanna just talk shit about him, but I think a lot of people were happy when [Trae] punched him and knocked him out…like I said, Mike Jones burned his bridge with a lot of people, so he probably had a knock out coming from somewhere at some time anyway. I’m positive of that.” (Ozone Magazine via BallerStatus)
The Houston rapper, who recently released his latest album Heart of a Champion, said that the notion that he and Jones were partners in rap is a misconception, saying that Mike Jones was more concerned with his own success. Although he wishes no ill on Jones, Wall says that he has “washed [his] hands of him.”
“I would’ve liked it to be like that [we were a unit], but Mike Jones didn’t want that,” he explained He kinda wanted it to all be about him. If that’s how you want it, I’m not gonna be the one to beg you to stay around, especially since all my major success came not too long after the break up with me and Chamillionaire. I was in a mindframe where it was like, ‘If you don’t want to be here, I’m not gonna force you’…I kinda washed my hands of him. I’m not worried about Mike Jones. I don’t wish no bad on him and I don’t hate him, but I’ve got to move in my own direction. There’s no sense in arguing with him. They say when two people argue, from a distance you can’t tell who the fool is.” (Ozone Magazine via BallerStatus)