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Thursday morning hip hop legend and TV/film actor LL Cool J was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His is the 2,571st star to be added to the Walk of Fame.
The ceremony took place on Hollywood Blvd, in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and was attended by fans and celebrities alike including Magic Johnson and Mike Tyson.
First lady of hip hop, Queen Latifah, introduced LL Cool J and spoke of his illustrious career, her run in with him before she was famous, and his faith in God.
Sean “Diddy” Combs also spoke about LL including a funny anecdote about his brief stint as his manager. He then proceeded to end his speech with the opening of LL’s 1987 hit “I’m Bad,” much to LL’s delight.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President, Leron Gubler, declared January 21st as LL Cool J day in Hollywood before turning the mic over to the man of the hour.
“I’m just so thankful and so appreciative of, you know, this honor; I really don’t know what to say” admitted LL. He then proceeded to recognize and thank the numerous people who made an impact on him and his career on the road to success, beginning with none other than Rick Rubin, the world famous producer that launched LL’s career out of his college dorm room in 1984.
The full broadcast of the Hollywood Walk of Fame star dedication was broadcast on YouTube and is available in full on Variety Magazine’s YouTube channel.
In addition to receiving this prestigious accolade, LL Cool J will host the 58th Grammy Awards airing Monday, February 15th on CBS.
This will be the 5th consecutive year with LL as the host.