LL COOL J BECOMES THE FIRST RAPPER TO RECEIVE THE KENNEDY CENTER HONOR
Clap it up for Mr. Ladies Love Cool James himself, for receiving his flowers while he’s still here. It would appear as if LL Cool J’s career is all about breaking boundaries. Saturday evening (Dec. 2) LL became the first rapper to earn the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor, which is America’s highest achievement for any performer.
Along with LL Cool J, singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, and more were all on hand to receive their award at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.