If you have about ten or fifteen minutes, there is a ridiculously long interview (PDF) with über-gorgeous Rod 2.0 fave LL Cool J in the recent Sister2Sister. If you don't have the time to read about LL's childhood in Queens or his early rap career, okay, feast your eyes on the abtastic full page photo and jump to the interesting discussion on the last page.
Because of his "sexy" image, LL says many men are embarrassed to admit they enjoy his music. The singer-actor-designer also admits he is not "evolved" enough to say another man is "hot."
LL: You know, you have certain guys that are uncomfortable admitting they like LL 'cause they feel like it's some type of ego issue with LL. "I can't say that, you know? That's for you: I can't." You know, all that frontin' and all that.
S2S: Men can't say that another man looks good or something like that?
LL: Only the real playas.
S2S: Can you say another man looks good?
LL: No, I'm not going to do that much. No. (laughs) I'm not that evolved and enlightened yet. We're not going to be, "Oh yeah, he's pretty," (laughter) "Well, that's a hot one." I don't think so."
Well, at least he is honest. Too bad this interview was on video, because editor Jamie Foster Brown asks LL Cool J why was he "licking his lips" while he made that last reply. Rod 2.0 reader "KB" reads between the lines: "At least he threw the "yet" in there and considers that point of view to be "evolved" and "enlightened!"
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