Who Is James Nunya? Late Father Of LL Cool J

by doveclove Sat Aug 05 2023 Updated On Sun Aug 06 2023
Who Is James Nunya? Late Father Of LL Cool J

James Nunya is the late father of American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor LL Cool J.

He was a truck driver and record company executive by profession. 

He was born in the year 1944. He died in September 2012 at the age of 68. He was an American citizen by his nationality. 

Marriage And Children

James got married twice in his life. His first marriage was with Ordrea Smith. They got married a long time ago and shared a son Cool J.

James' marriage with his first wife lasted till 1972. 

He then tied the knot with Cheryl Paris. They were together till James's death parted them. 

James Nunya's ex-wife and their son.
James Nunya's ex-wife and their son. Source: Facebook

About Son

He is a rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is well known for his hip-hop songs Going Back to Cali, and I’m Bad.

He was born in the year 1968 and has his birthday on Jan 14. His real name is James Todd Smith

He was raised by his parents in Bay Shore.

Who Is Cool Married? 

Cool has been married to his wife Simone Smith since 1995. They met each other back in 1987 in NYC and fell in love in no time

They were teenagers when they started dating, and after eight years of dating, they exchanged vows. 

Cool shares four children with his wife, three daughters, and a son. 

As of 2023, they have completed 27 years as husband and wife. 

LL Cool J with his wife.
LL Cool J with his wife. Source: Instagram

Age And Net Worth

His son Cool is 55 years old. He has a net worth of $120 Million.

James Shot His Ex-Wife

James is known to be the father of famous rapper Cool J, and he is considered one of the essential parts of LL Cool J’s musical journey while growing up. 

But he messed up badly after divorcing his wife, Ondrea.

After the divorce, James got so frustrated that he shot his ex-wife and father-in-law out of rage. 

He shot Ondrea on her back and his father-in-law Eugene in his stomach. Luckily both survived that incident.

This happened when his son was just four years old. Both the victims survived, and surprisingly, Ondrea forgave the man. 

It wasn't easy, but James returned to his son's life and helped him with his career as a musician.

He did many things right for him, so he got along with his father and forgave him for his deeds.

 LL Cool J's wife and three daughters.
 LL Cool J's wife and three daughters.  Source: Instagram

Cool Invented The Word GOAT

When people thought of the word GOAT, they always imagined the animal goat, which was apparent. 

But since the 2000s, the word GOAT has meant much more than an animal. 

The word was known to represent the “Greatest of All Time.”

People started to call the legends GOAT on many fields, and it all started because of Cool. 

He heard the legend Mohammed Ali calling himself the Greatest of All Time and people calling the street player Earl Manigault the goat. 

Combining both words, he defined GOAT as “Greatest Of All Time” in his album 2000.

He never imagined that the word he made would be so much more than just a word. 

But after that, everyone started to use the word GOAT to define the greatest of all time.

Cool Does His Stunts

In an interview show with Jennifer Hudson, Cool revealed that he does most of the stunts by himself in any movie. 

He revealed that the energy during the stunts is potent and unique, which was why he does about 70 to 80 percent of his stunts in the movie. 

He admitted that he doesn’t do the stunts that are harmful to him directly but sees the safe side before the actions. 

In one of the movies, he rode a horse and did the stunts with that animal. 

He then said he was scared of horses as they are powerful. 

He also joked, saying that he was not used to being at the top of something more powerful than he was. 

Cool Loves Going To The Grammy Show

Cool is one of the Grammy-winning rapper, musician, and actor, and it is a massive deal for him. 

But besides winning the Grammy, he loves to be at the Grammy show. 

He has appeared in Grammy shows most of the time and also performed on the stage. 

He said that representing the music and seeing it being promoted so much in the show made him want to join the show and be part of it. 

He also revealed that his new season of the series NCIS had been a great experience and told people to watch it in the interview with Ellen.

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