Lil Jon: Rapper, producer, vocabulary expander, fashion innovator, reality TV show contestant, and now, state-recognized philanthropist. From his work on Season 11 of The Apprentice (also known as Celebrity Apprentice 4), Jonathan Mortimer Smith raised a cool $80,000 for his charity of choice, the United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH). For his contributions—his "unyielding commitment to raise money in support of children and families" and his "passion for advocacy and outstanding commitment to empowering [the] community," as the official document states—the county of DeKalb, Georgia has deemed the date of May 24th, 2011 to be "Lil Jon Day". Jon, tweeting about the occasion, was very excited:
So everyone, raise your pimp chalices full of purple drank to Lil Jon in celebration of this prestigious commemoration. It's not every day that a crunk artist and reality TV moppet gets a county of nearly 700,000 to call his own for 24 hours.