October 4th, 2010
02:27 PM ET
LL Cool J’s latest interview is basically the textbook definition of "cute."
The rapper/actor recently sat down for a Q & A with his 10-year-old daughter Nina for Redbook to talk movies, music and what items make the best gifts.
The "NCIS" star, whose real name is James Todd Smith, was questioned on his favorite movie (“Star Wars”) and favorite Miley Cyrus song ("'Party in the USA.' It's a real fun song. I just wish my name were in it,” he said.)
Playing the role of interviewer, Nina expressed her delight with her father’s TV role.
“I love to watch you on TV,” she told her dad. “Do you ever get scared to do that action stuff on ‘NCIS’?”
“I actually enjoy it — you just can't be Mr. Macho,” he responded. “I do about 90 percent of my own stunts, and the things I can't do for insurance reasons, like swinging out of a flying helicopter, I wouldn't want to do anyway.”
The savvy pre-teen also put in a pitch for some gifts she’d like if she gets "all A's" on her report card this year.
"I expect you to get all A's. Why would I get you a present," LL responded. Nina pressed, "that's my question - you're supposed to answer it! I'd like an iPad, a new phone, or a puppy. So what would it be?"
LL told his 10-year-old, "I think it's obvious we grew up in different neighborhoods. I would take you out for ice cream."
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