Over the weekend, a video of a young musician going by the name of LoveBenJi claiming to be the “hidden” child of Hip Hop pioneer LL Cool J went viral. However, the artist only recognizes his father as James Todd Smith.


Honestly this was one of the hardest things I’ve had to face. I appreciate all of you for your support while I go through this ❤️ I can’t wait to finally meet you Dad @llcoolj Locked in 4L 🤞🏾🗣️ #llcoolj #fyp #foryoupage #viral #love4benjithoughts #father

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He reportedly signed a phony nondisclosure agreement, according to LoveBenJi, to keep the public from learning anything about him. Not to note, LoveBenJi resembles Ladies Love EXACTLY. He also mentioned that, despite being blocked on all social media, his alleged father occasionally gives him a small monthly payment of $200.

“It takes a lot of courage for me to able to talk about this now at the age that I am,” Love Benji said. “They made me sign the paperwork, you know, they didn’t want it to go public. This is probably around covid (2020-21). They wanted to silence me [but] ever since my mother really told me the truth. I feel like it should be public; now I need to just get this off my chest. I want to give thanks to you too, man. James Todd Smith, That’s what I know him as, [my] father [and] great man. But many of you probably know him as LL Cool J. He blocked me from all social media. I tried to take trips to see him…and his beautiful wife, [my] siblings, brothers, and sisters. I never knew why I wanted to make music, why I wanted to be an actor, why I wanted to do these things. Turns out, my father is LL Cool J…I’m blessed. I’m thankful he’ll send me every now and then, probably $200 a month, but it ain’t about the money. He blessed me with the charm, the ladies, [and] the charisma. I really didn’t want to take it here and have the blogs blow it up or nothing like that…Since he’s blocking my number, I haven’t heard much from him. I feel like this is how I’ll be about to reach out to him. That’s my truth. Let me know, Dad. Stay smooth…Blessed.”


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