Ice-T Poster

Quotes (11)

  • [on the controversy created by "Cop Killer"] When the President (of the United States) mentions your name in anger, you KNOW the s--t has hit the fan!"
  • [on the 1992 Los Angeles riots] Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls.
  • [on his Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) co-star, Richard Belzer] Belzer's the best. He's Jewish and I'm Black, so the Klan's after both of us. Belzer is a G, an old-school cat who knows the game. He's very controversial in his comedy, and me in my music. So I think we just naturally clicked.
  • I can tell you how to become a millionaire in as much time as it takes a woman to have a baby. One catch: the nine-month plan ends in a funeral.
  • [on his contribution to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)] I bring a lot of shit to the show. I'm the only person on the show probably anybody under 20 knows who they are. I bring black people and ethnic people. I bring an edge to the show, because at any moment I might smack the shit out of somebody. When I got on the show, it was in the 40s. Now it's top 10. So I brought something.
  • [on his documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)] As I watched the movie I saw the medicine sinking in..noticed that people were starting to listen to the words. The words started to just just kind of come off the screen in a way I don't think that people ever listen to rap.
  • I want people who come to see my movies to sit down and be like, 'Come on Ice, do what you do. Take us some-fucking-where-else and don't hold the shit back'.
  • I don't want so sing about girls and parties. I want to sing about movements. I want to sing about Wall Street. I want to sing about the shit that's happening in the war.
  • When you start a business, go for the lowest hanging fruit.
  • To me, doing another record is like hustling backwards, because I've done it so many times. I've had gold and platinum records. The accolade isn't going to ring true.
  • Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.