Lil Jon says Donald Trump called him 'Uncle Tom' on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

May 25, 2011: Lil Jon arrives at the American Idol Finale in Los Angeles (AP)
May 25, 2011: Lil Jon arrives at the American Idol Finale in Los Angeles (AP)

Rapper Lil Jon said Friday that Donald Trump referred to him as "Uncle Tom" when the hip-hop star appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice."

Lil Jon said in a statement posted on Twitter that "several of my castmates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment ... [and] he did stop using that term once we explained it's [sic] offensiveness."

 

 

The phrase "Uncle Tom" is a derogatory term used to denote a black person thought to be deferential to white people.

The Daily Beast reported Friday that Trump referred to Lil Jon as "Uncle Tom" after hearing that the rapper had dressed as Uncle Sam to advertise a hair product as part of a competition on season 6 of the star-studded NBC reality show.

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