LL Cool J was a teenager in 1985 when We Are The World was first released and twenty five years later, the rapper/actor talked about the honor of being part of the star-studded group remaking the song on Monday night in Los Angeles.
“I remember being a teenager [when the song was first recorded] and here I am now all these years later and here I am participating in it,” he said outside the recording studio. “We weren’t allowed to really comment on who was going to be there cause no one really knew who was confirmed.”
When asked to reflect more on the evening and the potential aid it will generate for Haiti, LL Cool J told RadarOnline.com:
“I think it’s wonderful. I think it’s great. They’re hurting right now and if we can help in a creative way, that’s a good thing. You know, we should help each other.”
Celebrities from both the music and movie world united for the cause. Actors Vince Vaughn and Jeff Bridges made it out for the event as did musicians including Kanye West, Celine Dion and Miley Cyrus.