Three years ago, Lil John appeared on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” alongside Claudia Jordan, Omarosa and Dennis Rodman. Durning one of the team’s challenges Jon dressed in an Uncle Sam costume with post reaction from the judges and his team. Apprentice staffers claim that when Trump heard about Jon’s outfit, he said, “Look, he’s Uncle Tom!” on and off camera. Staffers claim Trump was unaware that the term was racially negative towards African-Americans and was “tone-deaf” when he continued to call Jon the name.
Shortly after the story broke, Jon confirmed that the incident indeed happened and took to Twitter to share his side of the story.
“When this ‘Uncle Tom’ incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice in the boardroom several of my castmates, and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment,” the producer said via Twitter. “I can’t say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained [its] 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.”
Read his post below.
Source: The Daily Beast