"the only kid around to soak up the attention."
Justice James Patrick Silfies (Jai-Boi) was born in Kansas City, Missouri and has lived most of his life in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The family could already tell that Justice was a hyped-up, unpredictable loose cannon when he was a toddler. "He was always running under the tables when he was a little guy until he finally got too tall and ran into the edge of it." -Darren Silfies. Justice was already a very independent person when he was in diapers. "Once, I had a dirty diaper and I took it off and some how opened the front door and decided to go roam around with my little ding hangin' out." -Justice. He grew up with his parents, Darren and Catherine Silfies, along with his two older brothers, Desmond and Elisha and his sister Terra. He was subjected to long hours of watching "The Mask" and playing Sega. "I'm telling you, when I was a little kid...I watched The Mask at least two million times." -Justice. Eventually, everyone moved out and Justice was the only kid around to soak up the attention.
"I just always had to have the last word."
Justice and his parents moved to Saint Joseph into Brittany Village. "At the time, I never knew what the word 'ghetto' meant." -Justice. He quickly grew up listening to Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray and playing Nintendo 64. "He usually was inside. He just sat around a played video games." -Catherine Silfies. Justice was a rebel and he wasn't much for listening to his parents. Many arguments took place between Justice and his parents and it would usually be over something small. "I just always had to have the last word. That's what usually fueled our arguments and I'm not much of an apology person." -Justice. He was also constantly getting in trouble at Noyes Elementary School. He didn't have a grasp on the concept of authority. He was quite the trouble maker and didn't mind being a class clown.
"After he broke the ice, he wasn't afraid to act like a retard."
Soon, Justice attended Bode Middle School. He still wasn't much of a people person even though he loved the attention. He was slowly becoming more outgoing. He was shy but open. After he broke the ice, he wasn't afraid to act like a retard. Apart from the trouble making in grade school, he was always making good grades, but that quickly ended in middle school. By his last year in middle school, he'd flunked every class. "I don't know what happened. I guess I just stopped caring." -Justice. From the start to the end of his last year of middle school, he literally spent everyday in the office. He no longer cared about his choices or consequences. Just as long as he made someone laugh, he was happy. Even though he flunked every class, the school passed him. "They probably just didn't want to have to deal with me. (Laughs) I don't blame them." -Justice.
"I loathed every minute of it."
Justice went through his summer before his first year of highschool being a lot more active. He was more open but still seemed to be a pretty big dweeb. "It was a pretty awesome summer for the most part. I don't think I'll ever forget it." -Justice. He finally began his freshman year at Central Highschool and it seemed to be a repeat of recent occurances at Bode Middle School. "I hated my freshman year. I loathed every minute of it." -Justice. He never did any work and was suspended at least once a week. Soon after he turned sixteen, he didn't care about acedmics. "I got a haircut, some new clothes and a worse attitude and I thought I was the shit." -Justice. He soon only cared about making friends and making people laugh. He was eventually skipping classes with his friends. "We always got calls everyday about Justice. It was extremely stressful." -Darren Silfies. He ended up only passing a few classes and did not attend summer school.
"Everything seemed to be getting better."
Nearing the end of his summer after his freshman year, Justice got into a relationship that looked promising and had started working at Sonic. "I loved working at Sonic. (Laughs) Everyone called me 'Curious George' as my nickname." -Justice. He new that he wouldn't graduate highschool if he stayed the way he was. He ended up quitting his job and his girlfriend was his only motivation. "I didn't really care about my success in a way. But she kept me motivated to do it." -Justice. He started his sophomore year and everything seemed to be getting better. His girlfriend ended up being his geometry tutor and he worked hard to pass his classes. He would get in trouble from time to time but everyone noticed that he was actually trying. He made many friends, most of the were female. "(Laughs) That didn't fly over too well with my girl." Early in the school year, Justice made the mistake of flirting with another girl through messages while he was in his current relationship and he was busted, but they stayed strong and he never made that mistake again. He was in a great relationship. He was passing his classes. Things looked brighter.
"I just hit rock bottom and I didn't care anymore."
After six months of being in a relationship, his girlfriend broke up with him. He took quite an emotional blow. "He quickly jumped from depression to pure anger." -Catherine Silfies. He had stayed home for a few weeks. Justice was suicidal and couldn't handle it at school. But when he returned, he kept his cool and he was more social than ever. But his grades started slipping and he was getting in trouble more often. "I lost my motivation. I just hit rock bottom and I didn't care anymore." -Justice. He gained many friends and entertained as much as he could but was back to getting in trouble. The only reason he hadn't been kicked out of school yet was because he was still passing a few classes. He was finally flunking all his classes. After two months, he got back with his ex. Justice realized how bad he was screwed and he decided to attend alternative school to get all his sophomore credits. Two weeks after getting back together, she left him for another guy. It hit him even harder the second time. "Justice had stayed at his friend's house for a week because he was suicidal and he didn't go to school." -Darren Silfies. He lost his motivation again and attended school rarely. "Everyone was telling him not to get back with her. I told him a bazillion times. But we all make mistakes I guess." -Zachery Catron. His friends surrounded him. "Friends like Abby Plumb and Ashley Schwertel were around to keep me on my feet." -Justice. Soon, Justice could no longer sleep and rarely ever did so. He was having many home life problems after that and practically stayed at Zachery Catron's house. They made plans to have Justice move in and soon did so but was kicked out and he had to move back in with his parents. "I'm only seventeen. I guess I'm not ready for all that shit." -Justice.
"i figured it was time to get back on the horse."
Justice now currently lives in Chapelridge in the outskirts of Saint Joseph. He is soon going to have a partnership with YouTube and is a comedian for YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. He goes by the name "Jai-Boi" and he's getting everything in order. "I figured it was time to get back on the horse." -Justice. He plans to attend Webster Alternative School so he can make up his missed credits and get his highschool diploma. "You've gotta balance things out. It's fine to make people laugh, but It's not worth ruining my life. I'm letting the pieces fall into place and I'm gonna straighten it all out." -Justice.