Applause: LL Cool J Receives Star On Walk Of Fame

Rapper and actor LL Cool J received the 2,571st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, honoring a recording career that made him the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums.

The ceremony was a week after his birthday and slightly more than three weeks before he hosts the Grammys for the fifth consecutive year.

“The first word that comes to my mind is gratitude,” he said. “I’m so appreciative of this honor.”

Queen Latifah and Sean “Diddy” Combs joined him in speaking in the ceremony in front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard.

Via: NBC Los Angeles