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LL Cool J Opens Up To Oprah About His Childhood Abuse

Submitted by on January 24, 2013 – 1:00 pm Comments

LL Cool J talks childhood abuse Oprah interviewRecently, it was Lance Armstong’s interview with Oprah which created a stir globally. Now, Oprah with her next interview is all set engage viewers once again. This time it was LL Cool J who she interviewed.  We all know Cool J whose real name is James Todd Smith, as a rapper and an actor who has made quite a name for himself both in films and on television. But, there are facets of his life very few are aware of and it’s these facets Oprah brought forth.

Turns out, the rapper was abused as a child, a fact that he shared with Oprah. Seems like people want to share their deepest darkest secrets with Oprah, and somehow don’t seem to mind the fact that the whole world is watching. Obviously, her interview with Cool J wouldn’t be a controversial one like the one with Armstrong, but the things that might be revealed in the interview might come as a shock to many. Actually, what Cool J has told Oprah about his childhood abuse really isn’t a secret as Cool J had written about it in his autobiography “I Make My Own Rules” that was published back in 1998. In it he had revealed how a man named Roscoe who lived with his mother, used to ruthlessly beat him up and even torment him psychologically.

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But, it’s after so long that he decided to sit down and openly discuss this issue. The interview shall air this week, but glimpses of it were shown giving the audiences an idea of what to LL Cool J talks childhood abuseexpect from the interview. Fans of Cool J would especially keep their eyes peeled for the interview as it might bring forth a side of his that they have never seen before. It wouldn’t be surprising if Cool J ends up shedding a tear or two, as over the years even the toughest of characters have been seen shedding tears while speaking to Oprah on television.

This interview too shall surely end up garnering Oprah’s channel some really high ratings. Coming back to LL Cool J, although he might have been abused as a kid, we all know by simply looking at him now that he isn’t someone to be messed around with, at least not physically. An intruder realized this while allegedly attempting to burglarize LL Cool J’s house on August 22, 2012. Cool J basically, inflicted serious injuries to the suspect.

Rachel Ford

Rachel Ford is a television, movie and reading enthusiast living in Adelaide, Australia. With a Bachelors Degree and a Masters in Communications under her belt, she loves to talk and loves to write even more. Her guilty pleasures include lots of drama and sappy love stories, but she can get into the blood, gore and action of The Walking Dead like a female Rick Grimes any day.

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