NEWS:LL COOL J TO STAR ON SESAME STREET
LL Cool J,a.k.a Todd Smith III,is set to appear on Sesame Street come August of this year.The producer of MTV News,Vanessa White Wolf, witnessed Mr. LL Cool J’s appearance on Sesame Street first-hand:
Well, it happened. I’ve finally learned just how to get to “Sesame Street.” Turns out you gotta go to Queens. Yesterday our crew (Dee, Brendan, Kara, myself) headed to Kaufman Astoria Studios to shoot the one and only LL Cool J while he filmed a segment for “Sesame Street.” And can I just say, I was suffocating in adorableness?
LL was shooting a scene with Oscar, Elmo, and Abby – they were learning the meaning of the word ‘unanimous.’ He seemed genuinely psyched to be there, chatting with the Muppeteers and ad-libbing jokes during the segment. After several takes, LL and the Muppets all stopped for a quick interview – I unfortunately wasn’t able to ask any news-y questions because really, asking about his battle with Jay-Z in front of Elmo? AWKWARD!
LL headed off to the in-studio recording studio to practice his rap for the music video they planned on shooting that night. During the interview he defended going on a children’s show, beloved as it may be, because “it might be ‘Sesame Street’ – but it’s still THE STREET.”
LL Cool J has four children in all.