Rapper/actor LL Cool J's pre-taped interview with Oprah Winfrey for her Oprah's Next Chapter show was recorded in the living room of his Los Angeles home, where he tackled an intruder last year (12).

The star tells the host he was convinced Jonathan Kirby had "bad intentions" and set about the trespasser as his youngest daughter called the police.

LL Cool J admits his anger was tempered by the thought of what might have happened if he wasn't there: "What was on my mind was what could have happened if I wasn't (home)... because if I wasn't here, house full of women, there's no telling what would have happened."

Kirby reportedly suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs in his altercation with the rap star.