Rapper/actor LL Cool J, who is set to star in a new Primetime series this fall, has nothing but encouraging words for his four children. The star was recently asked what advice he gives his kids and he responded:
“They gotta do what they feel is right for them. I won’t allow anyone to set the bar for them, you know. I put my hands on them and tell them look, you be who you want to be. I tell my son you don’t have to be LL Cool J. You don’t have to be something that’s like LL Cool J in order to be a success and don’t allow the world to force you to believe or make you believe that that’s what you have to be. You be who you want to be. Just be successful.”
In all, LL Cool J has daughters Italia, 18, Samaria, 13, and Nina Simone, 9, and son Najee, 20, with wife Simone.
LL’s new series “NCIS: Los Angeles” will debut this fall.