Casey Veggies’ father, Joe Jones, was Jay Z’s Security Guard.
Casey Veggies spoke about his dad being Jay-Z’s former bodyguard in a 2013 interview with The Hundreds: “It was something that he didn’t really tell me ’til later on down the line, I didn’t really know it ’til maybe around the same time he realized I was trying to get into it, when I was about 12. He began to tell me stories and what he was into when I was about 7 or 8, and when I was 7 this was what he was doing. And I wasn’t even aware of what was going on. And I wasn’t even aware of Jay Z and stuff like that. But he showed me the ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ video and he was in the back. When Jay Z walked off in like the director’s cut, he was in the back on the set. My dad was one of the guys walking behind him, one of the security guards that followed him out. So it definitely didn’t play that big of a part, because I kind of got inspired more by Kanye [West] and the new generation, and my life was just inspiring me to get into it. I’m just a creative person who wanted to get his thoughts out, and I just use it as a steam. And yeah, my dad was a bodyguard for Jay Z, but he wasn’t the one who got me super into music like that.”