Crunk veteran Lil Jon spoke at Oxford University

Kanye West, Killer Mike and Wu-Tang’s GZA are among the list of rappers who’ve given lectures at respected academic institutions.

On Monday (11 May), Oxford Guild hosted Atlanta crunk king Lil Jon, an artist who – as his most recent single Bend Ova might suggest – doesn’t exactly prioritise intellectual depth with his music.

However, during his Oxford Guild appearance, some socio-political ground was covered. On the subject of President Obama’s administration, Jon said: “I think Obama’s done a great job. It takes time to restore an old historic car – you can’t just do it overnight. That’s how I look at the administration that came before Obama. He put a new engine in it, he put some new rims, got a paint job. He’s criticised, and at the end of today it’s because he’s black. The numbers don’t lie – unemployment is down, Obamacare is a great thing. I think  Hillary is about it for 2016.”

When asked about problems he sees with the media, Jon commented: “Nicki Minaj didn’t get that much bad press for Anaconda. She knows what she’s doing. I don’t think hip-hop gets as much flack as it used to. People said I was objectifying women. Am I telling her to shake her ass like that? If she wants to shake her butt, let her shake her butt!’”

And when someone asked Jon if he thinks the revolution will be televised, he responded: “It’s already happening – do you see what’s happening in the US right now? You just want to ask a crazy ass damn question.” See some photos of the event below.

(via The Independent)