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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.”
<New Show> GRAMMY Award winner, Lil Jon, reveals his passion for renovation in "Lil Jon Wants To Do What?"
Follow Lil Jon & expert designer/builder Anitra Mecadon (Mega Dens), as they win over home DIYers with a not-so-typical vision for their renovations. Coming this summer! pic.twitter.com/HcUJ0xOD0r
— HGTV (@hgtv) May 18, 2021
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. The Chicago Tribune reported of his home in 2006: “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.