Hip-hop icon LL Cool J is keeping his fingers crossed his wife will one day change her mind about expanding their brood of four children - because he wants a bigger family.
The rap veteran has one son and three daughters with Simone Johnson, ranging in age from 21 to 10.
Jewellery designer Johnson has ruled out having any more kids, but the rapper admits he's yearning for another baby.
When asked about his future family plans on U.S. TV show The Talk on Tuesday (09Nov10), he said, "Not right now, she closed shop (refused). I'd love to keep the store open but you know!"