Lil Jon says while his setting as a music producer has helped him learn how to deal with egos and different personalities in the past, he’d never dealt with someone as troubled as former cast member Gary Busey, which was a learning experience as well.
“I never dealt with anyone like that but I had to learn how to,” Jon says. “People asked how I kept my cool. I just dealt with him straight up and I took my time to talk to him. It taught me how to deal with someone that’s crazier than the average.”
Another thing Jon says he discovered on the show is a newfound respect for Mr. Trump, his empire, his family and workers. “Going in I think I had a certain expectation of him – I don’t even think he knew who I was,” he says. “But, he gained respect for me and vice versa. He told me that I did well on the show and that they respected how well I did.”
What’s more, is this recent respect has given him another perspective on the idea of Trump running for political office. When asked about his thoughts on the real estate mogul targeting the presidency, Jon said, “While I don’t know his personal life, I got a good vibe and energy. The only thing I would suggest is that he should start as governor first. I mean, Obama is going through hell and he has experience in politics. Imagine if you don’t have any background in it? That’s gonna be nuts.”
What’s next for Lil Jon? He is currently DJing at a residency in Las Vegas nightclub Surrender every month. He’s also on the road three to four times a week Djing at local clubs. “My djing is exploding again,” he says.
Jon also adds while he isn’t a fan of reality television, for the right role and following the success of Celebrity Apprentice, he might consider doing TV again.
“I hate reality shows. I despise them,” he says. “My wife watches them – ‘The Real Housewives,’ ‘Khloe and Lamar’ – all of them. But I didn’t feel ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ was a reality show. That shit was real. It was real reactions and we had something to really do. Those other shows are people’s lives. On ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ we had a job to do and if not, someone’s ass was going home. I would absolutely do it again.”