‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: LL Cool J Has an Important Message for You in New Photos

by Suzanne Halliburton

LL Cool J, the rapper turned actor and star of NCIS: Los Angeles, posted a message for all his fans, Saturday.

As you carry on through your weekend, LL Cool J wants you to “believe in yourself.”

And if you click through the photo gallery the NCIS: Los Angeles star posted on his Instagram, you can see personal proof in the “believe in yourself” edict. He wasn’t posting as Sam Hanna. Rather, the hip-hop icon was talking about his own music career.

Last weekend, LL Cool J was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dr Dre introduced him. And then he performed some of his classics, while collaborating with Eminem and Jennifer Lopez.

In the photos, you’ll see LL Cool J sporting a red tracksuit from his Rock the Bells music company. And in the final photo, you can see a closeup of his giant ring, which spells out Cool J, and his red hat emblazoned with G.O.A.T.

As LL Cool J Celebrated in Cleveland NCIS: Los Angeles Unveiled New Episode

LL Cool J took the weekend off to celebrate in Cleveland. The NCIS: Los Angeles episode already was in the can. The fourth episode of its 13th season was called Sorry for Your Loss. The agents investigated the death of a mobster, who was murdered before he could deliver a bunch of illegal weapons.

Although death was involved, the episode definitely had its humorous moments. That was mainly because most everyone went undercover to work the mobster’s funeral.

The best lines of the episode came from scenes with Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) interviewing the mobster’s stepmother. The widow was an attractive older woman who really liked to flirt. She assumed Deeks was the pool boy when he knocked on her door. She wanted Deeks to fetch the dead squirrel out of her pool.

But it turned out the widow also was a killer. The mobster intended to cut her and her son out of the weapons deal.

Sam Hanna’s story in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode involved him prepping for a speech. Howard University invited him to help honor the memory of Sam’s wife, Michelle. Plus, Sam continued to mentor Rountree as the two worked out. But as Rountree figured out, Sam’s mentoring vibe is more lead-by-example.

NCIS: Los Angeles returns Sunday with a new episode. It’s called “Divided We Fall.” Here’s the synopsis provided by CBS: “When an NCIS mission to protect a compromised undercover agent goes completely sideways, the agents are individually interrogated to find out what really happened. Also, Kilbride must make a difficult decision.”

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