Ice-T charged in beef with NYPD www.privateofficer.com
New York City NY July 24 2010 Just because Ice-T plays a man with a badge on TV, don’t forget that the onetime gangsta rap icon recorded a controversial tune called “Cop Killer” back in the day. Just two days after he lashed out at a police officer who pulled him over in New York on Tuesday and arrested him for allegedly driving with a suspended license and not wearing a seat belt, the beef between T and the NYPD continues to escalate.
On Thursday, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association rapped T (born Tracy Marrow) for posting the arresting officer’s name and badge number after the collar. “[Ice-T] may play a police officer on TV, but his disdain for law enforcement is well-documented,” said PBA president Patrick Lynch about T, who plays perpetually irritated detective Fin Tutuola on “Law & Order: SVU.”
Speaking to the New York Post, Lynch added, “Real police officers enforce real laws that exist to keep everyone safe, even a disrespectful, former rap performer-turned-actor, whether he likes it or not.” Following the arrest, the rapper referred to the officer who pulled him over as “some punk bitch,” who he said “made the arrest of his bullsh– career today. Arresting the Notorious Ice T for no seatbelt,” while providing the officer’s last name and badge number in retaliation.
T isn’t done talking, though. On Thursday, he tweeted, “I’ve got absolutely NO problems with cops in general … Just some people are a–holes. They don’t have to be cops. A suska [sic] is a sucka.” He seems like he’s trying to move on from the situation, adding a short time later, “The whole sh– was a joke. But it showed me how eager some people are to see me in handcuffs … Good wake up call 4 me.”
Following the arrest, T clarified on his Twitter account that his license was not suspended because he never had a New York license, but instead carries a New Jersey license, which he said is valid.