Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Probably not. And you probably never wanted to. So let me ask another question: Have you ever been in a situation and thought of the perfect thing to say ... too late? You see, some of us out there miss our opportunities in life. When given the opportunity to shine in a moment and say that one perfect thing to that person who deserves it or deliver that movie-esque speech, we often think about what we could have said ... when we get home. For many, life is a series of missed opportunities.
But not Jimmy Jackson. No, sir. Not this nigga. Jimmy Jackson doesn’t miss opportunities. Jimmy Jackson from Waterbury, Conn.? That nigga makes opportunities his bitch.
Apparently, just like the DMs, it goes DOWN in Waterbury. And Jimmy Jackson, our resident with-the-shits enthusiast, is about that action. With a smile.
While being interviewed for a WTNH-TV news broadcast in early December 2017 about the search for “armed and dangerous” shooting suspect Lavar Roach—whose “brazen day-time shooting” was caught on camera—Jackson was shown the mug shot of Roach and presumably asked about the idea of this dangerous fellow being on the loose in his neighborhood. That’s when Jackson leveled up to 100-emoji, Super Saiyan-level realness.
He said the only thing I did not see coming or have stored in my “canned response” Rolodex when asked about a murderous gang member on the loose in my neighborhood:
“It definitely concerns me a little bit, ya know what I mean ... ”
OK. I did actually think he might say that. And then he went on:
“But, ya know, I-I pack that thing, too! So he come around this way, [looks toward camera] you will get clapped.”
I don’t encourage, promote or exercise violence. I want that to be clear. But holy shit, Jimmy “Too Trill” Jackson, I did NOT see that coming. In one sound bite, Jimmy let it be known that he’s 1) about that action, 2) with the shits, 3) not afraid to let THE NEWS AND POLICE WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING know that he’s got that thing on him, too, and 4) not going to miss his opportunity on live television to keep it real. Also, it’s not lost on me that the news station decided to include that clip in their story. Connecticut stays real.
No word on whether Jimmy Jackson from Waterbury, perhaps one of the realest niggas alive, was stopped by police AFTER his interview, but I hope he put that thing away just in case. Also, they do not seem to have caught up with Lavar Roach, either.
To Jimmy Jackson from Waterbury, for keeping it real and being the blackest thing I’ve ever seen this week, salute.
Also, stop the violence, y’all; we’re all in the same gang.