Back in 2016, Lil Jon confirmed a boardroom incident throughout a 2013 taping of Celebrity Apprentice the place he alleged Donald Trump referred to him as "Uncle Tom." On Wednesday (Nov. 7), a Yahoo News White House correspondent as soon as once more pressed the president about his feedback directed on the Atlanta native throughout a media convention following Tuesday's midterm elections.
Trump disregarded claims of repeatedly utilizing racist rhetoric prior to now and went on to say he didn't even know who Lil Jon was, although the "Turn Down for What" artist appeared on a pair of Celebrity Apprentice seasons. "I don't know who Lil Jon Is," he stated, earlier than being advised the 47-year-old starred on his present. "I don’t know. Oh, he was? OK. Oh, I see," Trump lastly obliged.
The "Uncle Tom" remarks stem from a Daily Beast report, which says Lil Jon donned an Uncle Sam swimsuit to assist win a hair product promoting problem on the present and "throughout the day’s shoot, Trump himself caught wind of this gimmick and commenced referring to Lil Jon round Apprentice employees as 'Uncle Tom' as an alternative of Uncle Sam."
The Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz frontman addressed the scenario in an announcement posted to Twitter in 2016. "I addressed Mr. Trump instantly after I heard the remark. I can't say if he knew what he was saying or not, however he did cease utilizing the time period as soon as we defined its offensiveness," stated Jon.
Check out the trade on the press convention under.
Here's Trump saying that he doesn't know who Lil Jon is regardless that he was on Celebrity Apprentice. pic.twitter.com/EcJ3awjxbt— Holly Fιɢυeroα O'Reιlly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 7, 2018
Trump says it's "false" that he used racist language about Black folks, as Michael Cohen and...Lil Jon...stated.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 7, 2018
Trump: "I don't know who Lil Jon is."
Reporter: "He was on The Apprentice."
Trump: Oh okay.