According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a man tried to break into LL Cool J’s L.A. mansion around two in the morning. One thing the intruder didn’t take into account is that LL, real name James Todd Smith, would be home and awake. The rapper heard strange noises on the first floor of his home and went to investigate the commotion, only to find the intruder in the home.
LL Cool J’s house alarm was set off by the intrusion, but while the police were on their way, LL and the potential burglar got into a fist fight when the intruder tried to escape. The fight lasted long enough for the police to arrive and arrest the criminal. Plenty of sources are saying LL wasn’t harmed in the altercation, but the intruder did walk away with a few bruises and a burglary charge.
Spokesperson Claudine Joseph also released the following statement:
“LL COOL J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern. As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter.”