LL Cool J is celebrating a 40 year career in entertainment and he’s not done yet. He has gone by many names, but don’t call him a pop rapper. LL isn’t cool with that.

While he has crossed over many times in his career, LL Cool J does not consider himself in the pop world at all. He did blaze a trail for other acts to follow, but the words “pop music” doesn’t mix well with him.

The legendary rapper jumped on Twitter and addressed this mislabeling in a very public manner.

Me being called the forefather of pop rap is very confusing. What the f*ck are you talking about?? LOL

He might be a bit confused, but there is no shade behind that label. Fans still consider LL Cool J as a “forefather,” but the genre of music certainly isn’t his cup of tea.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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