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LL Cool J Is A Kennedy Center Honors Recipient

LL Cool J made history on Sunday as the first rapper to become a Kennedy Center Honors recipient.

The Hip Hop legend-turned-actor received his honor alongside Carmen deLavallade, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and Norman Lear.

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In a post on his Instagram page, LL wrote:

I believe that we are built to do anything we put our minds and proper actions to. You have all the tools inside you that are required for you to fulfill your GOD given purpose.

This one is for those who came before me and those who followed me. We were sent to this planet to love and inspire one another. Manifest our dreams and make them a reality.

I hope you’re inspired by me because I’m absolutely Inspired by you. Mic check 1212 Let’s ride!! ? #KCHonors #StateDepartmentDinner #hiphop

The Smiths looked absolutely beautiful as they support the patriarch of their family.

See the pics below.


Congratulations to LL Cool J and all of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors recipients!