Lil Jon Speaks on Music, Politics and Reality Shows at Oxford University

Lil Jon, Oxford

Lil Jon Speaks on Music, Politics and Reality Shows at Oxford University

The rapper was shocked he got invited to lecture students.

Published May 12, 2015

Lil Jon was invited to speak at Oxford University? Yeeeaaaahhhh!

On Monday, the boisterous hip hop star showed up to Oxford University's Oxford Guild to speak to students about topics such as music, politics and race in America. The lecture was hardly as intense as the one Kanye West gave back in March.

But first Lil Jon had to acknowledge his shock over being invited to Oxford.

"I thought it was a joke," he told his audience, according to Billboard. "'Am I being catfished?' I was kind of speechless after I realized it was real. Thank you for having me, this is great. I've never been to a college and spoke." 

As he got settled in, Jon rated President Obama's job at the White House and gave his support to Hillary Clinton for 2016.

"I think Obama's done a great job. It takes time to restore an old historic car — you can't just do it overnight," Jon said. "That's how I look at the administration that came before Obama. He put a new engine in it, he put some new rims, got a paint job. He's criticized, and at the end of today it's because he's Black. The numbers don't lie — unemployment is down, Obamacare is a great thing. I think Hillary is about it for 2016."


After the serious topics, Lil Jon took some time to talk about reality shows, especially those based out of his Atlanta hometown.

"I hate them shows...they're not real," he said. "I can't understand why people watch them. People are acting wild and crazy. I don't like the way it represents Black folks in general."

And about what his former East Side Boyz collaborators are doing these days? "I have no idea, dawg."

The memorable day ended with a photo of Lil Jon and the students, which the rapper showed off on his Instagram account. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by BET-Staff


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