This should be very revealing. For an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, LL Cool J opened up and shared a horrific period in his young life when he struggled with child abuse.
The rapper, actor and designer first discussed the experience in his 1998 autobiography I Make My Own Rules. LL wrote that a man who lived with his mother beat him relentlessly.
"It wasn't sexual," LL Cool J told Oprah. "It was just beatings, take all your clothes off, kicked out in the snow, stay outside."
"Torture," replied Oprah.
Awww. The full interview is this Sunday on OWN. Watch the clip AFTER THE JUMP ...