Pardon “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor and musician LL Cool J if he’s excited this weekend. He’s about to join rock-and-roll royalty.
LL Cool J, who plays Sam Hanna on the CBS police drama, has a stellar career as a rap artist.
How stellar? Hey baby, he’s going to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Let’s take a look at him in this Instagram post sent out on Friday afternoon.
As you can tell, he’s standing next to a list of all those being inducted this weekend. Among them are Tina Turner, Carole King, Jay-Z, Todd Rundgren, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads.
The induction ceremony actually takes place on Saturday night. Any Outsider who has SiriusXM Satellite Radio can tune into its Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310 and hear it live.
LL Cool J is in the Musical Excellence Award category.
In the meantime, you can catch him teaming up with Chris O’Donnell to go fight crime on “NCIS: Los Angeles” on Sunday nights.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Recalls First Time He Met LL Cool J For Show
Chris O’Donnell plays G. Callen on the CBS drama. But there was a time when he really didn’t know who his co-star was at all.
O’Donnell talked about LL Cool J with Studio 10 host Craig Bennet.
How fast did the two get along?
“It was pretty quick,” O’Donnell said. “I think, at first, we were both kind of curious, you know. ‘Who is this guy?'”
Well, he would find out that his “NCIS: Los Angeles” partner was pretty dang famous in the music world.
Their early interactions were interesting.
O’Donnell said LL Cool J was using “his earphones on the whole time.”
What’s a bit interesting is that his co-star was listening to Journey’s classic hit “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Actor-Rrapper Makes It Clear That He Likes Being Involved In Different Fight Scenes
“For the first month that I knew him, that’s all that he would listen to, over and over and over again,” O’Donnell said.
LL Cool J revealed in an interview what types of scenes he likes to shoot.
He shared his thoughts with Seat42f. The actor-rapper likes to be part of fight and action scenes.
“I think anything that you do too much becomes conventional,” he said. “So it’s nice to see it always switching it up.”
Then, LL Cool J said, “I love big explosions. I love intimate fight scenes. [And] I love busting through windows, doors.”
This weekend, though, acting goes on the backburner as he enters a hallowed hall of fame.