Rapper/actor LL Cool J joined “Extra’s” Maria Menounos at The Grove on Thursday, where the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star opened up about the controversy surrounding his "Accidental Racist" duet with country singer Brad Paisley.
LL explained, “The fact that there is so much controversy is proof that the conversation needed to be had. In clarifying, my intent is in no way saying that slavery is okay, that would be heartless.”
Country music star Brad Paisley is taking heat for the controversial song "Accidental Racist," a duet Paisley did with LL Cool J for Paisley’s new album, “Wheelhouse.”
Last year, Adele was unbeatable at the Grammys, leading the nominations and going six for six on awards night. With the "Rolling in the Deep" songstress mostly out of the picture this year (she did receive a performance nod), six acts are now vying for the top spot. Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Dan Auerbach, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Fun. all scored six nominations a piece.
The happy news was delivered via a star-studded show in Nashville this year, dubbed “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!” Taylor Swift and LL Cool J hosted the party, which included performances by Adam Levine, Ne-Yo and Hunter Hayes.
Album of the Year
The Black Keys - "El Camino"
Fun. - "Some Nights"
Mumford & Sons - "Babel"
Frank Ocean - "Channel Orange"
Jack White - "Blunderbuss"
Simone I. Smith is a sucker for great jewelry! She’s the designer of the popular lollipop necklaces spotted on stars like Jennifer Hudson and Khloe Kardashian called “A Sweet Touch of Hope.”LL Cool J’s other half stopped by ExtraPalooza last week and gave correspondent Jerry Penacoli a sneak peek at her new collection, which is available on QVC. A survivor herself, Simone gives 10 percent of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Watch the video!
Find out more about the collections and when to catch Simone on QVC, go to SimoneiSmith.com.
Mess with LL Cool J and his crib and you’re going to be in a world of hurt.
Reports say the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star confronted an alleged burglar in his Los Angeles residence early Wednesday morning and ended up knocking the guy down in a physical confrontation.
Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, LL Cool J announced that he and rock star DJ "Z-Trip" are going on a summer tour, where LL will be remixing his greatest hits!
Watch to find out which songs LL plans to mix up.
LL Cool J and others came out for Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammys bash, to celebrate Whitney Houston's life and her legacy -- and taking some time for reflection with "Extra."
Watch the interviews.
In anticipation of 2012's star-studded Grammy Awards, "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" will announce nominations in several categories, and will feature performances by past Grammy winners and/or nominees.
The event will be hosted by LL Cool J, and will include performances by Rihanna, country music sensation The Band Perry, and seven-time Grammy winner Usher.