Lil Jon has proved remarkably resilient, reinventing himself as a guide for crossover EDM hits after masterminding crunk in the '00s. How many performers are capable of creating massive hits more than a decade apart? Yesterday he added a new line to his resume by lecturing to students at Oxford, though he admitted that he didn't believe the invitation to speak was real at first. "I thought it was a joke," he told his audience. "Am I being catfished? Thank you for having me, this is great. I've never been to a college and spoke." The rapper/producer went on to discuss politics, reality television, and Kanye West. Read highlights from the conversation below.
On Reality TV: "I can't understand why people watch [those shows]. People are acting wild and crazy. I don't like the way it represents black folks in general."
On The President: "I think Obama's done a great job. It takes time to restore an old historic car - you can't just do it overnight. 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."
On Kanye: "People just misunderstand him, when he talks a certain way. He's just expressing himself, he's intense. I couldn't do the big spectacle thing. I'm on the road every day, I'm intoxicated some times, it'd take time to write a nice speech."
On His Alternate Career: "I'd be a psychologist or psychiatrist, I'm very good at helping people with their problems. In high school I was the guy all the girls came to with their problems."
Also make sure to watch Lil Jon crack jokes about the Coachella lineup for Funny or Die.
Lil Jon is in the house. #TurnDownForOx pic.twitter.com/bRZOZ7IltF
— The Tab Oxford (@TheTabOxford) May 11, 2015
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