College, as we all know, is a time of crazy experiences, and R&B singer Jeremih definitely had his share of zany antics. On this week’s “When I Was 17,” Jeremih shares his obsession with “Grand Theft Auto” and the trouble it caused him.
“When I was 17, ‘Grand Theft Auto’ was one of the biggest games out, and I didn’t have it,” the singer recalls on the latest episode, premiering Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV.
However, one of the guys on the floor of his dorm did have the game, but he refused to lend it to Jeremih. Desperate, he hatched a plan. “This one night, I actually went to his room. I knocked and he was asleep. I saw the game and I opened his PlayStation, and bang, I got the game and tried to tiptoe out.”
Jeremih then spent the next hour and a half happily playing his beloved game, but the fun was short-lived: The guy’s roommate showed up at his door asking for the game back.
“He was like, ‘Man, I know you’re in there! Give me my game!’ ” Jeremih recalls. “I didn’t say anything. I acted like I wasn’t in there.”
Perhaps Jeremih thought his troubles would go away in the morning, but he thought wrong. When he woke up and tried to get out of his dorm room, he realized he couldn’t. His door had been glued shut.
“I’m like, ‘Yo, what’s going on?’ So this whole time I’m beating on my door for hours, and I literally heard people walking past laughing, like, ‘Why is this dude knocking to get out of his dorm?’ ” Jeremih shares.
And this is where the story gets crazier: “I didn’t have another choice, so I looked at the window. I was on the third floor, and luckily there was nothing but bushes, so I put on four coats, and that’s it. If I’m going, I’m going. I jumped out and landed right on the bushes.”
“When I Was 17″ — this week featuring Jeremih, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Fink — airs on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET/PT on MTV.