NCIS: Los Angeles's Caleb Castille has paid heartfelt tribute to LL Cool J following a very important night in his co-star's career.
Aside from leading the Office of Special Projects in the CBS procedural drama series, LL Cool J influenced generations of hip-hop musicians with pioneering success in the genre.
LL Cool J's contributions to hip-hop were acknowledged last weekend when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Jay-Z, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, Carole King, the Go-Gos and Todd Rundgren.
To celebrate, NCIS: LA's Devin Roundtree actor Castille quoted LL's most famous hit: "'Listen man, Mama said knock you out was not a suggestion !!'
"BIG Congrats to a living LEGEND on being inducted into the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME tonight! I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to stand next to you and soak up years of wisdom/knowledge Todd. Thanks for always being a man of your word and a leader!"
LL appreciated the shout out, responding in the comments with a fist and rose. So many others also wished the rapper and actor well on the award, including Big Daddy Kane, Ludacris and Busta Rhymes.
Away from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, LL and Caleb Castille recently kicked off the 13th season of their hit show NCIS: Los Angeles.
While there has been speculation this may be the last season for the show, showrunner R Scott Gemmill hasn't yet been notified that will be the case.
"We sort of always have that in the back of our mind [but] I will hope to get a heads-up if that is the case," he told TV Line.
"Just so that we can go out with an episode, or a bunch of episodes, that really tie up things and send our characters into the future in a way that makes everyone happy.
"But we'll just have to wait and see. If there is someone that knows, they're not telling me."
NCIS: Los Angeles airs on CBS in the US, and on Sky One in the UK.
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