CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 12: Actor LL Cool J and designer Simone I. Smith attend a personal appearance by Simone I. Smith at Bloomingdale's on May 12, 2011 in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Bloomingdale's)

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LL Cool J and Wife Encourages Beating Cancer 'Like a Boss'

April 15, 2019

LL Cool J and his wife Simone I. Smith announced a new campaign called "Beat Cancer Like a Boss" with the American Cancer Society on Monday, according to Billboard.

The couple released a video featuring some of their famous friends like Mary J. Blige, Jhene Aiko, Remy Ma, Salt-N-Pepa encouraging those affected by cancer to take on the disease "like a boss."

At the end of the video campaign, Simone says "Boss is battling cancer by finding your inner strength."

Watch the video, here...

"I was in utter disbelief when I received my stage III diagnosis, but what I quickly learned with the support of my husband and family, was that cancer was not something that I had to let consume my inner being or personality," Smith stated in a press release. "With the help of ACS and a few friends, this campaign was created to empower women to lean onto their support system and tap into their strength to ‘Beat Cancer Like a Boss,’ a message I carried with me throughout my journey to recovery."

Taking on the "boss mentality," Smith believes cancer survivors can walk with a sense of self assurance, despite their diagnosis.