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"Mama said knock you out!"

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LL Cool J is used to taking down bad guys in films and on television, but the rapper-turned-actor took down a real intruder who broke into his L.A.  home early Wednesday morning.

The 44-year-old was asleep when he heard noises in his kitchen.  He went downstairs and held the man until police arrived.

Police say the suspect suffered a few bruises, but no one was seriously injured.  There are reports LL broke the man's jaw.  Nothing was stolen.  

Through a statement from his rep, LL says he's committed to keeping his family safe, and he  is cooperating with authorities.