Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Lil Jon Gets His Own HGTV Home Improvement Show


Rapper Lil Jon will star in a home renovation show on HGTV.

The show — “Lil Jon Wants To Do What?” — will follow the Atlanta hip hop artist as he “offers skeptical homeowners startlingly unconventional renovation ideas that seem impossible to execute,” according to a release.

The show is slated to air this summer. Jon’s ideas apparently include gutting a basement to add a “fully decked-out speakeasy.”

“His undaunted team can take Lil Jon’s creative vision — to maximize features that homeowners overlook or never considered — and make it a reality,” adds HGTV.

Jon will be paired with co-star Anitra Mecadon of the DIY Network show, “Mega Dens.” Local reports said that the show is shooting this month around Atlanta.

The “Act a Fool” rapper said in a statement: “I love walking into someone’s house and turning it upside down. When people hear my name, they automatically think… fun! That same energy goes for my designs as well. I don’t love following design trends — I would rather be the trendsetter.”

The show is the latest mixing a rapper and renovations. The DIY Network airs “The Vanilla Ice Project,” which shows the one-hit wonder creating over-the-top properties and flipping them.

Lil Jon reportedly lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, outside Atlanta. “He loves the roomy kitchen, with its granite countertops, cherry cabinets, fireplace, ‘big, big stove and little grill on it,’ Sub-Zero refrigerator, TV and dining bar.”

Back in 2015, TMZ reported that various renovation companies were in a dispute with Jon over work done on his home. But the rapper’s rep said at the time that the matter was being resolved, and was a misunderstanding with the general contractor who’d hired the vendors.

HGTV and DIY are owned by Discovery, which is in the process of merging with WarnerMedia in a blockbuster deal as AT&T spins off it content arm.

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