Donald Trump Calling Lil Jon ‘Uncle Tom’ Is The Latest Example Of His Awful ‘Apprentice’ Behavior

10.15.16 5 months ago 2 Comments

Getty Image / NBC

Despite a threat from Mark Burnett that he would heavily fine anybody that leaked tapes from Donald Trump’s years on The Apprentice, allegations and stories from behind the scenes have emerged in recent days that at this point in the election cycle should probably shock no one. In addition to supposedly having called Khloe Kardashian a ‘piglet’ and Deaf actress Marlee Matlin ‘retarded’, new rumors are now circulating that Trump called Lil Jon an ‘Uncle Tom’ repeatedly on the set of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The alleged details are that during one competition on the show Lil Jon rented an Uncle Sam costume to drum up business for his team, and when Donald Trump saw it he started to call the singer the racial slur in place of calling him Uncle Sam. Allegedly, multiple staffers rushed to tell Trump how horrible that was to call somebody but he wasn’t having it and continued to use the slur on and around the set. There is no firm evidence that Lil Jon heard Trump doing this, but the Donald didn’t stop after multiple employees pleaded with him to refrain from using the slur.

Trump’s campaign spokesman Hope Hicks told The Daily Beast that the story is “simply untrue.” Earlier in his campaign, Trump wanted to remain on The Apprentice even if elected President. If the rest of his recent campaign activity didn’t do it, these leaks from the set surely have NBC happy with their decision to make Arnold Schwarzenegger the next host and not giving Trump the opportunity to come back.

(via The Daily Beast)

Around The Web

The Fascinating Rise Of Third Man Records As The Most Influential Vinyl Label In America

03.21.17 4 days ago 2 Comments

A Little Booze And A Lot Of Big Ideas Are Keeping Movie Theaters Relevant

03.17.17 1 week ago 7 Comments

The Unheralded True Story Of The NBA’s First Black Player

03.14.17 2 weeks ago

How TV And Evolving Media Technology Changed The American Presidency

03.07.17 3 weeks ago 2 Comments

How The Spice Girls’ Legacy Of ‘Girl Power’ Paved The Way For Women To Dominate Pop

02.27.17 4 weeks ago 4 Comments

How Keeping Austin Weird Turned Into A Widespread Phenomenon

02.15.17 1 month ago 12 Comments

How Kevin Gates Went From Underground To Platinum In A Year And Changed The Game In The Process

02.02.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

Look For The Star: How Starter Jackets Became The Iconic Clothing Of The Early ’90s

01.31.17 2 months ago 10 Comments

‘Dream, Try, Do Good’: The Oral History Of ‘Boy Meets World’

01.31.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

How Frank Barsalona Created The Modern Rock Concert And Got Himself Into The Hall Of Fame

01.30.17 2 months ago

The Story Behind Gus Fring’s Stunningly Explosive Moment On ‘Breaking Bad’

and 01.30.17 2 months ago 5 Comments

How Toronto’s Boosie Fade Transformed From A Rap DJ Night Into A Digital Movement

01.12.17 2 months ago

Infiltrating The Bills Mafia To Find Out Why Fans Keep Supporting The NFL’s Most Hopeless Team

01.01.17 3 months ago 8 Comments

From Ray Charles To Jimi Hendrix: How Seattle Helped Create R&B And Rock And Roll

01.01.17 3 months ago 6 Comments

‘Stop Crying And Fight Your Father’: ‘Seinfeld’ Writers Tell How Festivus Came To Be

and 12.23.16 3 months ago 12 Comments

The Lasting Impact Of Adidas Tearaway Pants On Hip-Hop And A Hoops Generation

12.08.16 4 months ago 2 Comments

Understanding The History And The Motivations Behind The Standing Rock Protests

12.02.16 4 months ago 6 Comments

How Do We Combat The Intensifying War On Science?

and 11.30.16 4 months ago 30 Comments