LL Cool J, whose real name is Todd Smith received a Kennedy Center Honor over the weekend, becoming the first hip hop artist to receive the honor.
The entire Smith family was on hand to watch LL Cool J receive the honor and they were the picture of Black Excellence.
LL Cool J, his mother, Andrea Smith and his beautiful wife Simone Smith arrive for the formal Artist’s Dinner honoring the recipients of the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors hosted by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US Department of State.
“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.”
For the Sunday evening gala, Simone Smith changed into a ball gown by designer, Karen Sabag.
The Smith girls attended the Chairman’s luncheon during the festive weekend.
Congratulations again LL!!