Steph Jones reveals he was homeless while dating music icon Jordin Sparks
Even though he had at the time signed a multi-million dollar deal with Ludacris’s record label, Steph Jones was like some of us at the same time — he admits he was homeless and trying to make ends meet. According to Necole Bitchie, Steph Jones told all to a new blog:
On living out of his car:
I was living from check to check. sometimes my phone had to get cut off. Sometimes I had to decide between putting gas in my car or food in my mouth. Years passed and I would make money here and there but just enough to get by. Eventually the bills were piling up and I had no money coming in. The lease was up on my apartment so I started staying at different friends houses. Then I felt like I was wearing out my welcome. Then I was like, I got my car.
On Perception vs Reality:
I was so numb with emotions I would just figure it out. Some days I went without eating and some days I would just cry myself to sleep in my jeep. Nobody knew that cause I had so much pride that I was willing to play the game of what people thought I was on the blogs. The more I felt separated from who I really was the more I was dying mentally. It was so hard to bounce back because I was so laser focused on music and me being talented in so many areas of my life that I didn’t even fathom the idea of entertaining anything else.
On Hiding His Situation From His Girlfriend at the Time, Jordin Sparks
“We didn’t live in the same state. I mean my mom didn’t even know. If my mom didn’t know and she knows everything, I could hide it from anybody.”
Two and half years living out of his jeep:
I put on an extra 30 pounds. I was 165 my whole life and I got up to almost 200 pounds. I would be crying in my jeep asking God why is this happening to me when I have so much to offer the world.
Leap of faith:
August 15th, 2011 at 3:47 am, I was at the post office outside of my PO box. I spoke to God like I’ve never spoken to him. Tears ran out of my body to where my body was cold and I said I had had enough. I wanna be around nothing but positive people but the industry is not a positive environment. There are positive people in it, but its a very cold place. A lot of my friends who are platinum selling artists hate there lives. I wanna be healthy and wanna make money but want the money to represent something that I believe in. Everything I asked for made its way into my life a week and a half later.
- Jordin Sparks is in her Less Fat Chick Bikini of the Day (drunkenstepfather.com)