During a recent appearance on Wild ‘N Out, Juelz Santana was asked which Dipset brother he would save if either Cam’ron or Jim Jones were being stomped out in a prison riot, and he offered a hilarious response.
“That’s why God gave me two hands, I’m going this way and that way,” Juelz said punching the air.
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The lighthearted appearance on Nick Cannon’s long-running comedy series comes after The Harlem, New York rap legend was recently deemed a free man after being on probation following a two-year prison sentence. His sentence was due to a weapons charge that stemmed from a 2018 incident at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport in which a loaded gun and oxycodone pills were discovered in his carry-on bag.
Juelz has always maintained good relations with both Cam and Jim, despite the latter pair’s rocky relationship over the years. But Cam and Jim have always shared a deep love and admiration for Juelz. Jim Jones told HipHopDX in 2021 that early on in The Diplomats’ career he and Cam’ron didn’t force Juelz to return to school, but instead created a learning environment to help teach him the tricks of the trade he couldn’t get in high school.
“He already dropped out of high school by the time he got with us,” Jim said. “But we tried to get him back in school, but he’s just a special kid. He’s one of them people they call like an idiot savant; When it comes to music, a person that’s a genius in what he does and is more or less on the terms of music and shit like that. He’s so much of a genius in what he does. That’s something that we need to curate and take care of it and make sure that he puts all his energy into that.”
He continued, “We chose to turn music into a school. I mean that by all means. Like Cam really had him inside of a musical school. It wasn’t just partying heartily and shit like that. If he didn’t have his shit together, he couldn’t go out with us to certain concerts. He couldn’t go out with us to certain clubs, and shit like that. He had to finish music and not just finish music, make music that could make us some money and put him in a different position and shit like that.”
Revisit that conversation below.