It looks like we weren't the only ones surprised to see Jermaine Jones get the boot from American Idol for something totally unrelated to his singing ability.
The "Gentle Giant" was a guest on Showbiz Tonight where he gave his first interview after the dismissal, and shared that he had no idea what was going on when he met with show producers.
"I thought they were bringing it to my attention," Jones said in reference to his criminal past. "Letting me know that now they are aware of, you know, this, that and the third. I didn't know what was going to happen, but..."