LL Cool J Opens Up About Being Abused as a Child


LL Cool J is seemingly on top of the world these days with a top-rated TV show, a new album debuting this year and a loving wife and supportive family. But the rapper and star of NCIS: Los Angeles opens up to Oprah in a new interview about being brutally abused as a child.

LL provides details about his childhood abuser when Oprah asks him to specifically explain how severe the abuse got. The artist last discussed his child abuse past in his 1998 book I Make My Own Rules.

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Oprah sits down with the hip-hop legend at his Los Angeles home for the interview -- airing on Oprah's Next Chapter this Sunday, January 27 at 9 p.m. on OWN -- which at one point also includes his wife Simone and their four children.

Watch this sneak peek of the revealing chat, in which LL also speaks out for the first time on his heroic actions to stop a home intruder last August, when he awoke to find the stranger standing in his kitchen.

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