Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked Isn’t Going to Pay Your Rent
If welcoming rap legend Cardi B to the premiere installment of his all-new talk show is any indication of Jason Lee’s considerable pull, then the television personality has staked his place at the forefront of entertainment media. The self-proclaimed culture critic and Founder & CEO of Hollywood Unlocked first entered the scene in the early 2010s, appearing on shows like “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” and MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out”, where he boasted of his knack for truth-telling. Known for parlaying his high-profile friendships into a media empire of his own—he has a TV series, Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee Uncensored, and a podcast by the same name—Lee has amassed a slew of celebrity interviewees to his name, including Amber Rose, Tiffany Haddish, and Floyd Mayweather. The culmination of years behind the mic, his newest project, The Jason Lee Show, marks an intimate next chapter in spilled secrets. Lee’s own devotion to true content ownership paves the way for his guest’s most personal stories, debuting with none other than guest Cardi B last Tuesday night. To hear more about Lee’s internet media diet, we DMed him to talk awards shows predictions, Instagram habits, and the strangest requests in his inbox.
JASON LEE: 45/M/LA
INTERVIEW: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
LEE: I always wake up and thank god for another day. With the way the world is set up, if I wake up I already won! Then I turn on music throughout the house on my sound system.
INTERVIEW: What were your last three Google searches?
LEE: My last three google searches were stories about Drink Champs and their new deal with Warner, the drop box to promo clips of my interview with Cardi B airing Tuesday on revolt, and a story about Lisa Marie Presley passing away. Little known fact, I was born the same day her father died.
INTERVIEW: Favorite meme format?
LEE: For Hollywood Unlocked? I love GIF or video memes.
INTERVIEW: What’s your favorite celebrity feud rabbit hole?
LEE: What’s that lol.
INTERVIEW: Favorite moment from the Golden Globes?
LEE: My favorite moment was watching Angela Bassett win. She’s my favorite actress and we share a birthday.
INTERVIEW: Which awards ceremony do you look forward to the most?
LEE: I look forward to my own. I don’t really watch the awards shows. Although I love going to the BET AWARDS or Grammys, building my own has much more purpose. Last year we had Floyd Mayweather, Mariah Carey, Tiffany Haddish, Lizzo, and more. This year is going to be wild.
INTERVIEW: Any Oscar predictions?
LEE: Oscar predictions. I just want Angela to win. I don’t even know if she’s nominated lol.
INTERVIEW: What’s your stalking platform of choice?
LEE: The stalking platform is definitely Instagram. I learn everything from that one app.
INTERVIEW: Describe your private browsing persona in 3 words.
LEE: I don’t do private browsing. Have nothing to hide.
INTERVIEW: Print or digital?
INTERVIEW: How many unread text messages do you have?
LEE: And I read every single message and email. I despise people who have unread messages. That’s just lazy lol.
INTERVIEW: What was your AIM screen name?
LEE: Oh wow! My AIM screen name was: wasscrakn.
INTERVIEW: What does your TikTok FYP look like?
LEE: I hate TikTok. Not really active there.
INTERVIEW: Choose one: money or clout.
INTERVIEW: What do you spend $100 on nowadays?
LEE: $100 hmmm. Air Force 1’s.
INTERVIEW: What’s a website everyone should know about?
LEE: Mediamillionaires.com. It’s a site where I offer courses so that other creators can build platforms to create their own voice and make lots of money.
INTERVIEW: An account everyone should follow?
LEE: Follow the @jasonleeshow account. Shameless plug for the new show.
INTERVIEW: Where do you spend the most time online?
LEE: I spend the most time on Instagram. That’s the only way I stay connected to the whole world.
INTERVIEW: Describe your most incriminating or accidental email/text.
LEE: Lol one day when I was working for the Union, I sent an email in frustration to what I thought was my co-worker and I replied all and blasted someone who not only was on the email chain but so were 20 other executives. It was really bad.
INTERVIEW: If you could spend the day with one Hollywood legend, who would it be?
LEE: I want to spend the day with Beyonce. I’m tired of not knowing what that girl is doing lol.
INTERVIEW: Strangest DM you’ve received?
LEE: Always asked for rent money. So weird.
INTERVIEW: Read receipts: on or off?
INTERVIEW: What’s your password?
LEE: Bye lol.