Jim Jones and his family suffered a personal tragedy on Christmas. The “Love & Hip Hop” star’s mother lost her home to a house fire but the MC remains thankful for the reason for the season.
“On this Christmas, my mom’s house just burned down,” he says in an Instagram video standing in front of the firefighters and the old home. “But the best gift of all is that my family is together, everybody is safe. It’s just crazy. I don’t know man. Christmas was going good … I don’t know.
“Sometimes you just gotta count your blessings and one blessing we have is we got my family,” he continued. “We could always buy new houses. We could buy everything new, but we can’t buy family new. So maybe this is the time we could be closer together anyway. We might [sic] needed that. I don’t know if this was the price to pay for that but they say God does everything for a reason.”
Today I was blessed wit th greatest Christmas gift in my life thus far and tht is my family gettin out of th house safe sound n wit out injuries We can always buy new houses new cars new evrything but we can't buy a new family On th flip side watchin my momma house burn touch my soul in ways I couldn't imagine I wasn't raised wit my mother but my son was and his whole life of memories gone in a flash If u know me then u know I'm gonna buy my family th biggest house I can afford and fill it wit more love The devil is always workin but so is my God I got faith Merry Christmas
The house fire hit especially hard since Jones bought Nancy Jones the dwelling to make good on a promise he made her as a child.
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Still, the rapper kept the faith and won support from his followers.