Over the last 16 years, Lil Jon has been an iconic in the hip-hop world. Over this time, he has also been able to be a star in other genres as well, such as EDM. Jon has racked up plenty of endorsement deals due to his massive popularity as well, with one of the latest being Jimmy John’s. Another business endeavor that the Atlanta native was recently able to lock in is being the host of “Bachelor In Paradise.”
Chris Harrison Is Leaving ‘The Bachelor’ After Defending Racist Contestant
This week, it was announced that “The Bachelor” host, Chris Harrison, is stepping down from hosting the show, after appearing on it for 20 years. This is in the aftermath of him defending a contestant previously attending an antebellum plantation-themed party, according to NBC News.
“Chris Harrison is stepping aside as host of The Bachelor franchise. We are thankful for his many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey,” said Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment said in a statement sent to NBC News on Tuesday.
Jon Will Be One Of The New Co-Hosts
Harrison’s departure means room for other celebrities to host “The Bachelor” as well. Jon will be one of the celebrities to be able to earn this opportunity, as well as Lance Bass and Tituss Burgess. Fox News was told that each of these celebrities will “rotate” their hosting positions, but it’s unclear how many times each of them will host the show in total. For Jon, he even guest-starred on “The Bachelor” back in 2018, so the show is definitely familiar with his talent.
Social Media Is All In On Lil Jon Being A Bachelor Host
With news of Lil Jon being a host on “The Bachelor” spreading online, the reaction has definitely been positive for the Crunk-genre pioneer. Fans on social media sites such as Twitter are excited for this opportunity for him, as they’ve been posting various memes about this announcement, as well as yelling his famous “Okayyyy” catchphrase in excitement. There were others who weren’t feeling this move but overall, the energy is real for Jon coming to “Bachelor In Paradise.”
Jon Is Reportedly Worth $30 Million
With his power moved locked in by Lil Jon to host “The Bachelor,” he should definitely see a huge payday. He is already fairly wealthy, as he is reported to be worth $30 million. He was able to soar to stardom around 2004, when he formed the hip-hop group, Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz. Some of his most notable records are “Snap Yo Fingers” featuring E-40 in 2006, and “Turn Down For What,” in 2014. The “Turn Down For What” record helped Jon branch out into that EDM world, as he now hosts events at various nightclubs in Las Vegas as well.