Lil Jon Votes for President Early in Atlanta
Lil Jon has already cast his ballot for the presidential election. Today (Oct. 18), the Atlanta rapper announced he voted early in his hometown. Props to him.
The King of Crunk took to Instagram and posted a photo of his "I'm a Georgia voter" sticker. He added the caption, "JUST GONE DONE EARLY VOTING! PEOPLE FOUGHT AND DIED TO GIVE US THESE RIGHTS. EXERCISE THEM!"
Recently, it came out that Donald Trump called Lil Jon an "Uncle Tom" on a Season 13 episode of Celebrity Apprentice. During the alleged incident, Lil Jon dressed up as Uncle Sam for a challenge on the show. When he saw his outfit, Trump reportedly yelled out, “Look, he’s Uncle Tom!”
Lil Jon, as well as other Black cast member Arsenio Hall, took offense to the term (for good reason), and the higher-ups had to beg Trump to stop using it. “One of the executive producers had to call him up directly to [plead with] him not to say it, and Trump was like, ‘No, that’s a saying, it’s Uncle Tom,’” a source tells TheDailyBeast. “There are several takes in the footage of the dailies that has him trying to figure out the difference between ‘Uncle Tom’ and Uncle Sam. He just couldn’t grasp that it was offensive… When [Trump] decides he wants to do something, that’s his way.”
Lil Jon addressed the incident on Twitter, saying, “When this ‘Uncle Tom’ incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice, in the boardroom, several of my cast mates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment ... I can’t say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained in offensiveness. I also want to be clear that I don’t agree with many of the statements Mr. Trump has said during his current run for President.”
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