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Eminem Shares Story of LL Cool J Gifting Him A Chain Inspired By Iconic Music Video

By Kiani Belgrave

Eminem has always cited LL Cool J as one of his biggest influences and his greatest inspiration, looking up to the iconic rapper since he was a kid, calling him the “first rockstar of rap.”

In a new clip from Paramount’s, Behind the Music, Em goes into detail on his admiration and friendship with LL. Eminem tells Behind The Music the backstory of the chain he is seen wearing during his memorable Donald Trump freestyle he performed at the 2017 BET Hip-Hip Awards. After some fan speculation, Em confirms that LL did, in fact, gift him the solid gold rope chain seem during the performance. The chain is similar to the one Cool J wears in his iconic “I’m Bad” music video.