Jim Jones isn’t only a certified Hip-Hop artist.
Inside Edition reports that during the rapper’s event in Florida for Capo Coin, his own cryptocurrency, he saved his friend and photographer Jerry Flete.
Flete began choking and collapsing while taking a break from work.
“He couldn’t breathe, and his eyes was going back in his head, and he was catching a bit of a seizure,” Jones told the outlet. “I actually didn’t know what was going on. Kind of scared me.”
Jones had to choose between fight or flight when he was suddenly confronted with danger.
Jones rushed to the rescue and performed CPR. Flete claims that his friend and hero saved his life and that he is “alive today because of Jim.”
Jones was able to put everything he learned in CPR classes when he was 12 years old into full action mode.
“When I was younger, I had to take these classes for CPR and all that type of things for my little sister who has a heart condition,” he shared. “They needed the whole family to take these special classes before she came home when she was a baby.”
He continued: “I think all those classes stuck with me all the way to this day because I remember everything vividly they told me to do in certain situations. I got over there. I just was as frantic and confused as everybody else at first. And then something just jumped in me like, get to it. It gave him life again.”
Capo Coin was created in cooperation with Zaptheory, a blockchain platform for creators, in 2021, prior to his current event. Jones has been training people how to enter the industry and invest in his digital coin since its launch.
“Cryptocurrency is the next thing up for people to get rich and create wealth,” Jones told The Breakfast Club.
Both men have decided to pay better attention to their health as a result of the close call.
“On a serious note,” Jones shared via an Instagram post on Sunday, “I encourage everyone to get CPR lessons for [you and the] family.”