The Darkest Days of LL Cool J's Childhood

Season 2 Episode 220
Aired on 01/27/2013 | CC
Before he was hip-hop legend LL Cool J, he was a boy from Queens, New York, named James Todd Smith. Watch as LL opens up to Oprah about the darkest days of his childhood and the physical abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother's friend. Find out how LL's imagination helped him overcome the pain.