Written and reported by Tracy G,
Most of us have taken a beating as young tots or felt the power of the belt, but according to LL Cool J his childhood punishments veered into the torture lane. The Queens king is set to appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter this Sunday and opened up about his painful past as a child. Although he’s touched on the subject in his 1988 autobiography, I Make My Own Rules, LL goes into much more detail about his mother’s male friend who he says used to attack him.
The Queens native is set to appear on that latest episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter and spoke on the repeated beatings he received as a child. Originally telling the story in his 1988 autobiography, I Make My Own Rules, the man born James Todd Smith, wrote about being attacked by a male friend of his mother’s, and further explained the ordeal with the Queen of Talk. “It wasn’t s*xual,” he said. “It was just beatings.”
In a 50 second teaser, LL’s eyes appear to be red, as he recounts the story.
Winfrey classified the incidents as acts of “torture,” and from the sounds of it, she’s right. Uncle L was struck with vacuum cleaner pipes, told to strip down when taking lashings, and was even thrown out in the snow. Hopefully the rest of the story includes LL detailing how he was able to move on from such a traumatic experience.
The entire Oprah’s Next Chapter interview airs Sunday night at 9 p.m.