Lil Jon is setting the record straight on an alleged incident tying Donald Trump to the use of a racial slur.
The rapper spoke out on Twitter hours after a Daily Beast report claimed the Republican presidential nominee referred to Lil Jon as "Uncle Tom" while filming Celebrity Apprentice in 2013. According to the media outlet, Trump called the former contestant the historically derogatory term during a challenge in which Lil Jon dressed up in an Uncle Sam costume.
"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," the hip hop artist's statement read.
Lil Jon continued, "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."
A spokesperson for the Trump campaign dismissed the reports, telling The Daily Beast, "This is simply untrue."
Lil Jon is the latest Celebrity Apprentice alum to comment on Trump's behavior displayed during the show. On Friday, Marlee Matlin broke her silence surrounding allegations that the businessman often mimicked the deaf, Oscar-winning actress, repeatedly calling her "retarded" and demeaning her.