Rapper LL Cool J may be an actor, but he can definitely back up those “Mama Said Knock You Out” rap lyrics with some action. The NCIS: Los Angeles star, who was born James Todd Smith, got into a violent scuffle with an intruder who broke into his home early Wednesday morning.
According to the Los Angeles Times, LL Cool J was sleeping upstairs in his Studio City, Calif. home when he heard noises and commotion downstairs in the kitchen. He went to investigate the cause and ended up in a fist fight with a man who had broken in.
LL, who sometimes trains at the same MMA gym as Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Jon Jones, reportedly took down the suspect with a blow to the jaw. He was able to hold down the burglar until police arrived on the scene. Police said no one besides the intruder was hurt, and nothing was stolen from the home.
Now that’s how you hold down the fort LL!
A rep for the actor/rapper said “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.”