President Biden stumbles over LL Cool J’s name and then referred to the Hip-Hop ICON as “boy,” before quickly correcting himself, while delivering a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night.
LL Cool J, whose birth name is James Todd Smith, and MC Lyte received Phoenix Award for their musical contributions at the annual awards dinner in Washington D.C. during the CBC’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference.
“Two of the great artists of our time representing the groundbreaking legacy of hip hop in America , LL Jay Cool J, uhhh…” he said as the crowd laughed at the gaffe.
“By the way that boy — that man’s got biceps bigger than my thighs,” Biden added.
He blew past the blunder and acknowledged MC Lyte immediately after as the audience applauded.
Joe Biden wanted to call LL Cool J a big strapping buck pic.twitter.com/xYuyQxTiLG— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) September 24, 2023