It was claimed Trump used the racial slur when the rapper was a contest on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’.
On Saturday The Daily Beast published an article claiming Trump had repeatedly used the racial slur to refer to Lil Jon during his time on the show, even after several producers urged him to stop.
Lil Jon has released a statement over the Donald Trump "Uncle Tom" claims
On twitter the rapper released a statement reading: "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
“I can't say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained it's 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.”
In the Daily Beast article it was claimed that during the episode titled ‘Turn Down for What’, in which Lil Jon bought and wore an Uncle Sam costume to help advertis a product, Trump began referring to him as “Uncle Tom” instead of Uncle Sam.
“We kept trying to explain to [Trump] that that’s not a word you can use, that it’s offensive,” an ‘Apprentice’ employee told the website.
“There are several takes in the footage of the dailies that has him trying to figure out the difference between ‘Uncle Tom’ and Uncle Sam.”
“He just couldn’t grasp that it was offensive… When [Trump] decides he wants to do something, that’s his way,” they added.
When asked for comment a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign told The Daily Beast, “This is simply untrue.”