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LL Cool J Says He Couldn't Get a Chapstick Deal Because of His 'Black Lips'

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By Chad Weiser

The ladies may love cool James, but apparently sponsors didn't like LL Cool J's facial features and the star is still chapped about it years later.

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LL Cool J was in Midtown NYC on Monday when he was asked if his famous smackers have ever been approached for a chapstick deal.

His answer was classic, telling the photographer, "No, they hated my black lips back then."

It's unclear if the rap-actor was referring to a specific situation or simply theorizing, but his luscious lips are definitely worthy of an endorsement nowadays.

The "NCIS: LA" star was also asked if he had plans to get back into the music game, to which he replied, "yeah, I'm gonna do another album."

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The "Mama Said Knock You Out" rapper has been in the music game for over 30 years.

LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. His twelfth album, Exit 13, in 2008, was the last obligation owed as part of his long-tenured deal with Def Jam Recordings.

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Looking Back at LL's Famous Pout:

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Seen here performing Live At Hanover Nightclub, London 01/01/1985 sporting his trademark track suit and gold chains.

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LL Cool J during LL Cool J Visits MTV's "TRL" - January 10, 2006 at MTV Studios in New York City, New York.

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LL Cool J performs on "The Today Show" Summer Concert Series - August 8, 2003

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LL Cool J attends book signing for his new book 'LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle' at Waterstone's, Piccadilly on June 2, 2010 in London, England.

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Don't act like you don't appreciate LL's magnificent kisser.

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