LL Cool J is one of the first lyrically inclined crossover rap stars who sold plenty of records. It is only telling that he helped to inspire different generation of hip hop artists including a young Slim Shady. The Detroit rapper would go on to become the biggest selling hip hop artist of all-time and currently sits with two hundred twenty eight million units sold.

Eminem has explained why he adores the iconic rapper several times. At one point he spoke about the innovative nature of the New York rapper during the thirtieth anniversary of “Mama Said Knock You Out.” “It’s another way to say that LL has been such an innovator,” explained Em, speaking on the timeless tune. “Because for a song like that to be a hit, he was so raw on that song, that something like that could become a hit just changed the whole game.” Em also once spoke of having a personal listening party for his 2009 album Relapse to LL Cool J in his car.

Eminem has now revealed another reason why he is a fan of the actor/rapper. Complex reports on a recent section from Paramount+ series Behind The Music, during which Em opened up about one of his chains — gifted to him by none other than Ladies Love Cool James himself.

“Since I was a little kid I always wanted a chain,” Em explains, speaking on LL Cool J’s iconic gold chain worn in the “I’m Bad” video. “I was recording with Rick Rubin and I was like, ‘Yo, can you ask LL where he got his chains from?’ So he had these made and sent them to me.” After Eminem appeared in his notorious anti-Trump BET freestyle rocking a similar chain, many fans actually speculated that LL had something to do with it. Evidently, such theories were correct.

“I’m like, ‘Yo, I wanted that,” continues Em, referring to LL Cool J’s swagger and confidence. “That is what made me actually want to rap.”