LL Cool J was a wild boy, man. And I mean that in the most endearing way possible.
He didn’t do anything wrong, really. His music videos were just so wild back in the day.
For those of you who aren’t hip, there’s a lingering conversation on the internet that pops up every once in a while is the one about LL Cool J in his music videos. He used to just wild out a little bit.
There’s the ‘Paradise’ video, for example, where he emerges from some water with a whole Kangol hat on somehow. There was also that one time in the ‘Loungin’ video where he poured chocolate syrup on a woman’s knee…while she was sitting on the hood of a car in the middle of New York City. The man even washed a woman’s hair while fully clothed in the shower in a Babyface video.
LL washing some woman's hair while fully clothed in the shower. https://t.co/bZqRcqdrtW pic.twitter.com/sCCsJVqSpl
— Patrick Pryor (@_PatrickPryor) March 8, 2022
Dude was wild. That’s all there is to it. And, as fans, we’ve always had questions about how these things came about and, well, why?
LL finally gave us answers and they were perfect answers.
WARNING: There is some NSFW language included in this video
Breaking my silence… https://t.co/1dm2Be9fyu pic.twitter.com/iAXppGTQK3
“Ah, it’s time to break the silence. Yeah, I was definitely ridiculous. That’s my goal.”
We’re off to an amazing start. Then he broke into his first explanation — playing the guitar on a woman’s leg.
“Playing the guitar on a young lady’s leg. My father always said, when I asked him if he worked out, he said ‘the heaviest thing I lift is a leg.’ I always loved that.”
Word, word. OK. Got you. What about that time with the chocolate syrup, LL? How do you explain that one?
“Definitely was wylin. Although, I always felt there should’ve been more chocolate. Maybe using a giant paint brush or something and just really go in.”
Alright, word. Glad we agree that you were definitely wylin. Chocolate and heat do not mix, buddy. But how about that time you told us your hat was like a shark fin?
“Everybody knows my hat is like a shark fin. You know, bald head and all that. You know what I’m saying? Cut through the concrete…Yeah, I love it. Shark week, baby. I love the sharks. It’s what I do. Hat is like a shark fin — no question about it.”
As a fellow bald man, I cannot relate. But I am very happy for you, LL.
Anyway, y’all get the picture by now. As unhinged as these videos were, LL’s explanations were just as wild which was absolutely perfect and also necessary. So necessary it needed two parts.
LL fans absolutely loved this, man. And I can’t say I blame them. This was phenomenal.
LL is an absolute treasure, man. This was an experience. Maybe he’ll finally explain to us who calls him Big Ellie next time if we ask nicely enough. Maybe. We’ll see.
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