Sorry for being just a tad late with this one. Just last year über-sexy LL Cool J said in a magazine interview he was "not that not that evolved and enlightened yet" to say other men were "hot." It seems the rapper and sex symbol is "evolving" rather quickly and now jokes that being hit on by gay men could "expand" his options.
TMZ's videographer caught up with James Todd Smith at Los Angeles International Airport and teased him about his nickname "The Ladies Love Cool James."
TMZ: What if you go to a bar and get hit on by a gay guy. Does that change your nickname?
LL COOL J: Nah. I guess it just expands your options, huh? (Laughs) Peace out!
Clearly the question was a set-up and TMZ was hoping for a homophobic quip. But to his credit the actor-rapper and designer is "evolving" and didn't go there. Maybe this is what the lip-licking rapper had in mind when he was sucking his fingers recently in concert ...
"You can only imagine the kind of response that question would have evoked if the rapper had been Busta Rhymes or 50 Cent," notes Darian Aaron. "It looks like Kanye West's pro gay attitude might be rubbing off on some of his colleagues."
LL Cool Gay? [TMZ]
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