What is LL Cool J’s real name? Plus, his age and size

LL Cool J


Host LL Cool J speaks onstage during “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles.”

LL Cool J is a rapper, actor and this year one of the MCs for the 2022 Video Music Awards. Along with Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow, the trio will “all be in attendance to host the VMAs and announce the biggest moments of the night.” MTV reports this.

The NCIS: Los Angeles actor is no stranger to the VMA stage. In 1997, he became the first rapper to receive the Vanguard Award, which MTV says “is given to artists for their outstanding contributions and profound influence on music videos and pop culture.”

He also appeared at the awards show in 1991 and 1996, and returned as presenter in 2000.

The “Lip Sync Battle” host has found success under his stage name, with wins at Grammy Awards, VMAs, NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Music Awards and even becoming the first hip-hop artist to be named a Kennedy Center Honoree. But what is LL Cool J’s real name?

Here’s what you need to know:

LL Cool J’s friends call him Todd

Although he may be known to millions as LL Cool J, he was born James Todd Smith. He adopted the persona standing for “Ladies Love Cool J” when he was 16 years old.

When speaking to Glamor in 2014, he revealed he didn’t expect the moniker to stick. “The whole Ladies Love Cool J was just wishful thinking,” he explained. “I was 16 and had friends doing similar names just to try to be cool. I didn’t have a branding moment at 16! In hindsight, many people look like geniuses, but in hindsight, the stars just line up.”

Those closest to him, including his co-stars, simply refer to him by his middle name, Todd.

“I let everyone call me Todd because I think (1) it’s more personal and I can connect with people and (2) I don’t want it to be about my career, my brand, my personality,” revealed he shine. “I work here and I like Todd Smith on the call log. It keeps it simple. I don’t feel like they take me more seriously or anything because I’m still LL Cool J billing wise, but I think it’s more personal.”

LL Cool J was born in 1968

LL Cool J was born on January 14, 1968, the only child of Ondrea Smith and James Nunya. He is currently 54 years old.

His parents divorced when he was 4 years old and left him to be raised by his mother and her parents. people report. As he told the outlet in 2003, “I was taught to love, to believe in yourself, and to achieve your goals.”

LL Cool J isn’t a kid anymore Disclosure on Twitter that he measures 6 feet 3 inches tall. The rapper shared a photo of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar towering over him and wrote, “Met with @kaj33 backstage at @hamiltonmusical last night in NYC. A must see… ps I’m 6’3″ lol”

The 2022 VMAs will air on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time on HGTV. According to Business InsiderThe awards ceremony will also be broadcast on BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, CW, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1.

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