Midseasonreplacements Interviews Jessie…. Respectfully
midseasonreplacements: Hey. How are you?
Jessie: Not too bad. What’s going on?
midseasonreplacements: Nothing. This is Ed from midseasonreplacements. So first, people want to know … you were targeted pretty early on. In week two before you won HOH, when Jerry nominated you the first week, you really kind of came out from under the shadows feat to win HOH, and now just a few weeks alter here you are getting kicked out. Where do you think it went wrong?
Jessie: Umm, where America chose to vote me out. Otherwise I would still be in the game.
midseasonreplacements: Why do you think America did that? Do you think it was the editing?
Jessie: I don’t know whether it was the editing. I would more so say that initially if you break it down and just think logically, I’m one person. It’s beneficial for me, my family, friends, and fans to vote for me to stay in the house. As opposed to Memphis, Keesha, Libra, Renny, all their friends, family, and fans voting to keep Memphis in, and voting for Dan to keep Memphis in as opposed to keeping my staying in myself. I don’t think the friends and family of everybody else would call in just to help me out, if that makes sense to you. It makes perfectly logical sense to me.
midseasonreplacements: Dan said early in the game that he would not sacrifice his word for $500,000.
midseasonreplacements: But now he pretty clearly did. Do you think him being America’s player was any kind of excuse, or did it change your opinion of him?
Jessie: Dan is definitely going to try hiding behind the sole fact that he is America’s player, but again he had the decision. I don’t know if he got paid an extra whatever to vote that way. Initially, I think America actually worsened his chances to winning that money because he went back on his word to four other people. He has four other people in his corner right now, as of right now, but once one of them goes out this week, the tales have turned. If one of the three others wins HOH next week, he’ll probably be the one going out the door, because of his actions, because America told him to do something, as opposed to thinking for himself. That’s what I did the whole game. I thought for myself, I fought for myself. Like you said, I was an underdog in week one. Week two- I was the underdog and I won. I thought that that was the only time that I thought I was safe. That’s very apparent and that’s it in a nutshell.
midseasonreplacements: What are the values that you took into the game? How were you going to play it going in and how did it change after you got in there?
Jessie: I went in there with respect for myself, family. At the end of the day all you have is your name, initially. If you do anything to shame or disgrace that, you’re bringing shame not only to yourself but to your family and your friends. How I judged everybody else, or how I accepted everybody else, was the thing that they said that they already accomplished in life, what they actually talk about, what they are proud of talking about, their goals, their accomplishments, the things that they plan on doing, how close they are to doing them already, the other goals that they have for long term. And it’s very apparent when I aligned myself with the people that I did, they all had goals or were strong comp, in a different sense, either physically or mentally on top of it. So that’s why I aligned myself with the people that I did.
midseasonreplacements: Renny has constantly said that she thought you were the most disrespectful person she’s ever met. You kind of made a point that you try not to do that. What do you say to her?
Jessie: Initially she didn’t have her medication the first week. She swore on the bible supposedly, I don’t know if that happened, but everybody told me so …
midseasonreplacements: What do you mean, “medication”?
Jessie: I don’t know. Apparently she wasn’t on medication week one. That’s why her outbursts, her actions and everything she said was on everyone’s last nerve. And because of me winning POV, and me taking myself off. If I wouldn’t have, she would’ve been going out the door. I don’t think she understands that, or again, if she is oblivious to that fact. But regardless, all the people she is now aligning herself with didn’t even start talking to her until this week, or prior to this week, just last week, about actually game strategy because they still thought or labeled her the “crazy person”. Point in case, she came in the house, she had her actions. She was disrespectful towards me. Initially that’s why I had to stand up for myself which I would do outside of the house. That’s me staying consistent again. If my standing up for myself is “disrespectful,” so be it, but initially sleep is important to me as I’m sure it is to you, and that’s why I did what I did. Again, if that’s disrespectful, and if she wants to apologize after she said “What? What?” It’d be like her going up to your car with a baseball bat and smashing your windshield, and you go, “What did you do that for? Why did you do that?” And her going “What? What are you talking about?” Because initially that’s what she did at first, and then she sat there until she finally apologized. So now she said, “Oh, I’m sorry for just smashing out your front windshield.” So you’re just supposed to expect that that is supposed to matter. So she just smashed out your front windshield. And she apologized, granted, but whether or not that was loaded with sincerity is a different questions.
midseasonreplacements: Right, now…
Jessie:Again, if she would’ve apologized the very next morning and been “you know I really am sorry and yadda, yadda..” that would’ve been an apology. She would have thought about she did, she understood what she did was wrong. And she apologized for the right reasons, as opposed to doing it just because I was there and I wasn’t leaving. So when she said “Oh, I apologized. I apologized.” That was not an apology.
midseasonreplacements: OK. Now, the Libra, Keesha, Renny alliance. Their exit interviews were really pretty nasty to you. Do you know here that’s coming from? Did you expect that?
Jessie: Again, these are people that I could care less about in life because if their actions. I don’t know exactly how to put it but it’s apparent how Libra’s playing the game. It’s very apparent that someone else is thinking for Keesha and it’s very apparent that Renny has nobody else besides those two so she has to stick by them, even though she sees how Libra cuts down, degrades, and demoralizes anybody and everybody in her path and then does the smoke and mirrors technique to deflect all the attention she just brought to herself and point it at everybody else. Hence, again, the conversation where I overheard them after they woke me up. Afterwards, I went up to Ollie and April and told them. After I specifically said two names, then it became “Oh yeah, he’s saying stuff about Renny. Oh yeah, he’s saying stuff about Jerry. Oh yeah, He’s saying stuff about Memphis.” Perfect example of Libra being herself and pointing the finger at me and saying “I brought everyone else in” so everyone is mad at me, when I specifically told April and Ollie two names. They were both there. It’s on tape, so they are the ones that were caught in a lie. They are the ones that are trying to point the finger at me…
midseasonreplacements: Right. Who do you…
Jessie: My mentality of irrational thinking process people that I was in the house with. Perfect example.
midseasonreplacements: Who do you think is running that alliance?
Jessie: Again, the tip of the arrow is Libra, because Keesha can’t think for herself. She’s very easily persuaded by Libra, and Renny is just following suit because she’s buddy-buddy qwith Keesha.
midseasonreplacements: OK. You even said that Libra was the “most deviant person in the house.” What’s the freakiest thing you’ve ever seen her do?
Jessie: Oh god, man. You want hearsay off of stories or what I’ve actually seen her do?
midseasonreplacements: Well, why don’t we just do both and separate them into categories.
Jessie: To be honest with you, I really don’t want to say it over the phone or in person again to reiterate what I actually saw her do. After she came out of the shower with Steven, when he was still in the house … I don’t know if they caught that on tape. I’m sure they did, but I’m sure they didn’t air it because of … how grotesque it was. Point being, I’m not even going to bring that up. Steven knows what happened. Steven deep down knows what really happened. Whether or not Libra wants to face the music or not, different story.
midseasonreplacements: Umm, ok. Well. Who do you want to win it all?
midseasonreplacements: OK, great. Thanks, man.
End note:When I asked Jessie the “deviant” question, I was kind of confused at his answer because the question was basically a way for me to goof on the fact that he constantly said “deviant” when he meant “devious”. So I was expecting a random run of the mill “She’s a liar” answer, as opposed to the one I got. Feed watchers, do you have any idea what he’s talking about here, or is this just smack talk?