Lil Jon Is Flying From Los Angeles to Atlanta to Vote Because He Didn’t Get His Absentee Ballot

The face of Rock the Vote experienced some difficulties in, well, rocking the vote.

Rapper Lil Jon urges young people to get to the polls in Rock the Vote's latest get-out-the-vote video.
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Marina Koren
Nov. 4, 2014, 5:45 a.m.

Up­date, 3:21 p.m.—Lil Jon made it. “JUST GOT DONE VOT­ING,” he wrote in a new In­s­tagram post.

This morn­ing, however, the rap­per seemed pretty agit­ated while he waited for a flight at Los Angeles In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port.

“6AM FLIGHT TO ATL TO VOTE BE­CAUSE GA NEVA SENT MY BAL­LOT AFTER NU­MER­OUS CALLS!!!” he wrote in a post on In­s­tagram. “U CANT DIS­COUR­AGE ME! #VOTETODAY@TURNOUT­FOR­WHAT #ROCK­THEVOTE”

Lil Jon, who ap­pears to be re­gistered to vote in Geor­gia, claims he did not re­ceive an ab­sent­ee bal­lot at his Los Angeles home. Polls close at 7 p.m. in Geor­gia.

It would look pretty bad if he didn’t vote on Elec­tion Day. Lil Jon is the latest spokes­per­son for Rock the Vote, the youth-en­gage­ment or­gan­iz­a­tion. Last month, the group re­leased a mu­sic video fea­tur­ing the rap­per at a polling place sur­roun­ded by oth­er celebrit­ies dan­cing to “Turn Out for What,” a get-out-the-vote re­mix of his hit song “Turn Down for What.”

It sounds like Lil Jon is mak­ing a late dis­cov­ery about his ab­sent­ee bal­lot. But un­like most voters in the coun­try, he can af­ford the last-minute flight to his polling place.

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