Lil Jon Added to Season Four of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
Forget getting crunked — Lil Jon is about to get Trump-ed. The Atlanta emcee has just signed on as one of the contestants for the upcoming fourth season of Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ appearing alongside fellow competitors Richard Hatch (of ‘Survivor’), baseball player Jose Canseco and model Niki Taylor.
Lil Jon will test his business acumen for the opportunity to win a $250,000 contract as well as the chance to run one of Trump’s companies. His previous business affairs have included launching his own energy drink CRUNK!!! in 2002, a line of Oakley sunglasses in 2004 and Little Jonathan Winery, which produced Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Past competitors on the celebrity editions of ‘The Apprentice’ have included heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, singer Brian McKnight, socialite Khloe Kardashian and TLC‘s Tionne Watkins aka T-Boz. Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels and Piers Morgan have won in prior seasons.
Lil Jon, whose real name is Jonathan Mortimer Smith, most recently released his debut solo album ‘Crunk Rock,’ his first without the East Side Boyz. The electro dance album was released this past June, moving a mere 8,900 copies in its first week and entering the charts at No. 49.