Rapper LL Cool J has slammed critics for attacking Madonna's children books.

The MATERIAL GIRL published the first of five books,The English Roses, last year (03) but received bad reviews for her literary debut, but the PHENOMENON rapper - who penned "rap and read" children's book AND THE WINNER IS ... - fiercely defends the pop-queen.

He says, "I don't know why people didn't like Madonna's books, maybe they don't think it's a valid art form, maybe they don't like kids.

"Why not be rich and famous and take time to inspire kids? That would embarrass whoever said you cannot do it! I don't understand it at all!"

27/08/2004 19:53