Lil Jon has announced in no uncertain terms that he will not be completing the triumvirate of Lil rappers supporting President Donald Trump during the 2020 election.
Many hip-hop heads were crestfallen and dumbfounded this week after Lil Wayne revealed that he recently met with Trump to discuss a variety of issues, including criminal justice reform and economic prosperity for Black Americans. Fans were perhaps less gutted, but still plenty annoyed, when 20-year-old rapper Lil Pump said he planned to vote for Trump in a profanity-laden Instagram video on Monday, citing the president’s apparently superior tax plan to Joe Biden’s.
Because bad things happen in threes, some Twitter users posited that Lil Jon would be the next MC whose stage name references his diminutive stature to throw his weight behind Trump in the impending election.
“.@LilJon please join @lilpump & @LilTunechi in supporting our great President,” @BanRopes tweeted at the rapper.
Lil Jon’s response was loud and clear: “HOW ABOUT FUCKKKK NOOOOOO.”
Other Twitter users celebrated Lil Jon’s denunciation of Trump, with comedian Zack Fox calling it “king shit” and writer Shauna Wright praising the rapper as “the legit Lil.” Emezie Okorafor also marked the tweet as a historic occasion for the rapper known for his affirmative catchphrase: “October 29, 2020. The one time Lil Jon refused to say YEEEEAAAAH.”
As several people in Lil Jon’s mentions noted, the rapper’s disapproval of Trump may be personal. Celebrity Apprentice previously told the Daily Beast that Trump repeatedly called Lil Jon “Uncle Tom” during the taping of a 2013 episode in which Lil Jon dressed as Uncle Sam. (Trump reportedly did not understand why the joke was offensive and refused to stop saying it when producers asked him to quit.)
Twitter user @TAmpagirl1965 also theorized that Lil Jon would benefit greatly from saying “YEEEEAAAAH” to Biden for president: “You gonna get more WAP now. The fine women voting for Biden.”