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Legendary emcee, LL Cool J, was inducted into the Kennedy Center Honors on Saturday, Dec 2nd, at the State Department Dinner in Washington, D.C. LL Cool J is the first rapper to be inducted for his groundbreaking and trailblazing role in Hip-Hop.

LL was inducted alongside Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, Norman Lear, and Carmen de Lavallade, at the 40th Anniversary and had a few words to share on Instagram:

“I believe that we are built to do anything we put our minds and proper actions to. You have all the tools inside you that are required for you to fulfill your GOD given purpose. This one is for those who came before me and those who followed me. We were sent to this planet to love and inspire one another. Manifest our dreams and make them a reality. I hope you’re inspired by me because I’m absolutely Inspired by you. Mic check 1212 Let’s ride!!” 🎤 #KCHonors #StateDepartmentDinner#hiphop

Congrats LL! Much deserved!!