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Lil Jon will be project manager this Sunday on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

CREDIT: NBC

CREDIT: NBC

Atlanta rapper Lil Jon will step up as project manager this Sunday for his team Backbone on the fourth episode of  NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

This could mean $20,000 for his charity of choice, Decatur’s United Methodist Children’s Home. The challenge is creating a 30-second video to promote a video-phone product.

This could also expose Lil Jon for a relatively early elimination if he doesn’t win.  (The last two project managers on the women’s side were fired by Donald Trump, though Richard Hatch escaped elimination thanks to him outflanking David Cassidy.)

“All the staff, kids and families at UMCH are pulling for Lil Jon. We have been so honored by that he chose us and is bringing attention to our mission. We wish him the best of luck this Sunday,” said Terence Johnson, Director of Programs at UMCH, in a press release.

Since 1871, the United Methodist Children’s Home has been a safe haven for abused children and youth.

Lil Jon didn’t get much airtime until the third episode when he had conflict with Gary Busey. Lil Jon felt Busey wasn’t paying him proper respect. Busey didn’t “feel” Lil Jon. Even after Busey’s team won the team challenge, he bickered with Lil Jon as they left the boardroom.

Here he is explaining why he chose this charity: “I have a sister and a brother who were foster kids. My mother ended up adopting them. I feel children shouldn’t have to suffer for faults of adults.”

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

4 comments Add your comment

chris

March 23rd, 2011
3:27 pm

A 3 second video?

Rodney Ho

March 23rd, 2011
3:28 pm

Typo! Just fixed it. 30 second video!

Chris

March 24th, 2011
10:40 am

carlaroqs

March 25th, 2011
2:59 pm

i find it admirable that lil jon chose the charity that he did, and heatwarming to do so for the reason that he did. hopefully his team does well this week for the city alone, otherwise i’d be wishing a couple of guys from his team to be sent far, far away. busey was just plain rude last week.