LL Cool J Opens Up About Childhood Abuse On Oprah’s Next Chapter

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

LL Cool J is known for his tough onstage persona, but the rapper is opening up about his painful childhood abuse to Oprah. In an upcoming episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” LL shares how a friend of his mother’s named “Roscoe” physically and psychologically abused him as a child.

“It wasn’t sexual. It was just beatings, take all of your clothes off…Kicked out in the snow, stay outside,” the “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper recounts of the torture. He shares that the worst thing Roscoe did was beat him with “vacuum cleaner pipes” while he stood naked.
The full episode airs this Sunday on Oprah’s OWN network.

Several celebrities have revealed it all on “Oprah’s Next Chapter”  Most notably, Rihanna admitted her true feelings about ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in her sit-down last summer. “We’ve been working on our friendship again…We’re very very close friends,” Rihanna revealed. When asked if she still saw her controversial ex, Rihanna said that the two were at the same party in St. Tropez not too long ago and although it’s “awkward” to see him, as he was dating someone else at the time, she still loved him.