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LL Cool J, Oprah: Rapper Opens Up About Childhood Abuse

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LL Cool J appears on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on Sunday (Jan. 27), where the hip-hop star the opens up about abuse he faced as a young child.

Though quick to explain that the violation was not sexual, in the segment with Oprah, LL vividly describes the physical torment and torture he faced at the hands of a family friend.

“It wasn’t sexual. It was just beatings, take all of your clothes off … Kicked out in the snow, stay outside,” LL explains, of the punishments meted out by his mother’s friend “Roscoe.”

“Beat with vacuum cleaner pipes. Strip naked, put your hands on the bunk bed,” he solemnly intones.

LL revealed the abuse in his 1998 autobiography, I Make My Own Rules, but his interview with Oprah is the first time he’s discussed it publicly. The full episode airs Sunday on Oprah’s OWN network, at 9PM ET.

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