"Well it started in high school... I used to wear these glasses like Spike Lee, and they started calling me Lil Spike. Then I started hangin’ out with another John and he had another friend named John also. The other John was huge, so they called him Big John, and I was the smallest so I was Lil Jon. I'm never gonna change it. It’s been Lil so long why take it out now? Also, people are so familiar with it I don’t think I could. It’s like Mr. T cutting his mohawk."