Lil' Jon, born Jonathan Mortimer Smith in 1971 Atlanta was also surprised to learn that Rich would not have chosen him to go head to head in the competition. Rich said he would pick Matlin.
What Lil' Jon didn't realize was the Rich saw him as a worthy opponent, and indeed he was right.
Lil' Jon would have walked all over him.
Trump told Lil' Jon that former boxing champion, Lennox Lewis also didn't pick himself to win in the 2009 season for the same reason Lil' Jon gave, and he fired Lewis, too. I don't know what Lewis' trip was, he was born in England and raised in Canada, but regardless he's a Black man.
Nene Leakes was also a surprise. The undisputed star of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Nene was outspoken and in your face, and she carried that same image to "Celebrity Apprentice."
Nene was a team player, Trump constantly asked for a candid opinions and she delivered. But Star just rubbed her the wrong way. But instead of trying to beat Star at her own game, Nene went on the attack which made her look very weak.
That was forgiven, what was not, was walking off the show. Trump called and asked her to comeback. I think she wanted some kind of apology from Trump for appearing to favor Star Jones; that was not going to happen. In the end, Trump expressed his disappointment in Nene and called her a coward.
Go to nbc.com for complete shows and recaps. It will give you a lot to think about.
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