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LL Cool J describes drag-out fight with home intruder

The hip-hop star revealed on Oprah's next chapter, the play-by-play of what happened
Monday, January 28, 2013

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(Yahoo!) - Grammy Award-winning rap star LL Cool J is still shaken up about having a home intruder last summer.

In an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter that aired Sunday, the entertainer offered Winfrey a play-by-play of the incident from the moment the alarm rang at 1 a.m. to the fear that raced through his mind as he sustained 56-year-old Jonathan Kirby, who remains in custody.

When the alarm went off, the monitor noted the sensor had been tripped in the family room. As LL headed down stairs in his underwear, he saw Kirby.

“He had this Manson kinda beard look,” LL says. “Black jacket, ready to take care of business. Looked definitely scary. I think anyone who is put in that position who really wants to take care of their family would have done what I did.”

Although LL describes the altercation as “knocked-down, drag-out,” he was able to pin down the attacker without the use of a weapon. According to reports, Kirby suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs.

After LL restrained Kirby, he wondered if there were accomplices. “Once I subdued and had him under control, what I was thinking was, Do I have to finish this guy to check around the rest of the house? What if he had someone else with him. I had to make a conscious decision.”


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