LL Cool J on Receiving a Kennedy Center Honor

WHAT THIS MUSIC IS ABOUT. >> Jimmy: YOU WERE A RECIPIENT OF THE KENNEDY CENTER HONOR. >> YEAH, YEAH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> Jimmy: FIRST RAPPER EVER TO BE HONORED IN THAT WAY. THERE YOU ARE WITH LIONEL RICHIE, NORMAN LEAR, GLORIA ESTEFAN, CARMEN -- >> SHE'S A DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, UNBELIEVABLE. SHE WAS MERYL STREEP'S MOVEMENT COACH. SHE'S UNBELIEVABLE. AMAZING. >> Reporter:. >> Jimmy: YOU'RE ON STAGE NOW WITH MERYL STREEP'S MOVEMENT COACH. THIS HAS TO BE A GREAT HONOR TO YOU. >> I WAS SO BLOWN AWAY. I WAS MOVING. I WAS MOVING. NO, IT WAS -- SHE TOLD ME TO SIT. SHE TAUGHT ME TO YOU WHO SIT. >> Jimmy: REALLY? >> YOU SIT FORWARD ON THE CHAIR AND YOUR POSTURE GETS BETTER. >> Jimmy: YOU RECEIVED MOVEMENT COACHING? >> I DON'T GO NOWHERE WITHOUT LEARNING SOMETHING. WHY DO YOU THINK I'VE BEEN AROUND SO LONG? >> Jimmy: BEING THERE ON THAT STAGE, THAT'S A MEANINGFUL THING, OBVIOUSLY. >> BEING A PART OF THAT CLASS, A PART OF THAT COMMUNITY, BEING WELCOMED INTO THAT CIRCLE, THAT RAREFIED AIR, WAS AN AMAZING FEELING. I WOULD BE -- I'M NOT GOING TO TRY TO GIVE YOU THE PSEUDO HUMILITY, IT DOESN'T MATTER. IT DOES MATTER. I'M VERY THANK OF THE AND GRATEFUL AND IT'S DOPE THAT I GOT THAT OPPORTUNITY. I'M GLAD I HAD THAT KIND OF IMPACT ON THE COUNTRY. I HOPE THROUGH THE STATION I CAN CONTINUE TO IMPACT YOU GUYS AND CONTINUE TO JUST RAISE THE LEVEL OF CULTURE AND CLASSIC HIP-HOP IN AMERICA SO THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S ABOUT. AND JUST GET INTO IT. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? >> Jimmy: YEAH, WOW, THAT'S GREAT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] CHANNEL 43? >> CHANNEL 43. GO TO MY INSTAGRAM PAGE AND IT'S ALL DEDICATED TO CLASSIC HIP-HOP NOW. I'VE KIND OF CHANGED IT FROM THE MUSSELMAN PICS AND ALL THAT. >> Jimmy: PLEASE DON'T GET RID OF THOSE. DON'T GET RID OF THOSE. >> YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW -- >> Jimmy: WE NEED TO SEE YOUR PARTY. >> WE'LL DEAL WITH ALL THAT. GO TO MY INSTAGRAM OR ROCK THE BELLS -- >> Jimmy: IF YOU WANT TO NOT SEE LL COOL J'S MUSCLES GO TO HIS INSTAGRAM PAGE, THEY'VE BEEN WIPED OFF. >> WIPED OFF, YEAH.

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