I think this is badass. It's so cool to see a rapper/actor who plays a tough guy actually do something badass. It wasn't handled by 5 morbidly obese body guards or the police, no LL had that under control. I'm no expert on breaking into houses, but I'd say that you should do a little recon before you break in, you know, to make sure the house you're breaking into doesn't have a jacked rapper/actor living in it.
Anyone whose name means "Ladies Love Cool James" (LL Cool J) better be able to back that name up with some ass-kicking. He is now into acting and plays a Navy Seal on television. Sure, he isn't a real Navy Seal but when you pretend to be one all day for TV, it starts to rub off on you. I think the biggest part was the fact that his wife wanted the intruder unconscious.
I think every man can attest that when a woman tells you to handle a situation like that, you have to be a man. Even if that means running at the guy flailing your arms like a windmill and screaming (which would have been my way of attacking).
With this guy behind bars for possibly life, the world is a slightly safer place. I'd feel safe if LL was my roommate, but he probably couldn't afford my rent. $430 a month ain't chump change.