News: LL Cool J Skips Police & Takes Down Home Burglar Himself, "The Intruder Had Tripped LL's Alarm System"

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 9:17AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap star LL Cool J reportedly put his muscles into motion early Wednesday (August 22) morning by taking down a burglar who broke into his Los Angeles home.

Rather than rely on police to arrive, the 44 year-old took care of the burglar himself.

LL Cool J came face-to-face with a burglary suspect in his home, and took the guy down with his own hands early this morning ... TMZ has learned. According to law enforcement sources ... the suspect entered LL's Los Angeles area house around 2AM, but unfortunately for him the actor/rapper/badass was home. We're told LL heard some commotion downstairs, went to check it out ... and found the intruder. Sources say the intruder had tripped LL's alarm system, but the "NCIS Los Angeles" star -- who is a physical beast -- decided to go hand-to-hand combat on the dude. (TMZ)

LL reportedly detained the criminal until law enforcement arrived to the scene.

The "Mama Said Knock You Out" rapper reportedly detained the intruder until Los Angeles police arrived on scene and arrested him. TMZ reports that LL Cool J, an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James, was not injured in the incident, however the suspect was reportedly ruffed up. (CBS Local)

Outside of crime fighting, the music veteran hosted the 2012 Grammy Awards last winter.

For the first time in seven years, the 2012 Grammy Awards will have an official host this year, and has asked two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J to do the honors. The rapper, who turned 44 this week, has hosted the live Grammy nominations concert show each year since 2008. This is his first time taking the reins of the award show itself. (People)

He also previously weighed in on what has hurt the music industry as of late.

"The biggest problem to me in music right now is radio," LL said in an interview. "I think that radio has gotten to the point where, you know, you hear the same thing over and over again, so much because you have a group of people controlling it, no disrespect, they're doing their jobs, but you have a certain group of people that are controlling the airplay to the point where it makes you want to throw up. It's crazy, the airplay situation. There used to be a time, and this is a good thing, where you would hear different kinds of music and different genres of music playing back-to-back. But what has happened is, now they've gotten to the point where the only audience they can hold on to is 14 and younger because everybody else is online, grabbing their music, creating their playlists, listening to what they want to work out to because the radio drives them crazy. I think at some point, some radio station some where is going to have to say, 'You know what? It's time for us to program a little differently and trust that the music's great.'" (Forbes)

Check out a recent LL Cool J interview below:

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