Here Is Why Ice-T Refuses To Rap On Law & Order: SVU

Ice-T (on Law & Order: SVU) Photo by: Scott Gries/NBC via Getty Images
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Along with being a super-talented rapper and the frontman of Body Count, Ice-T is also a successful actor.

Ice started acting in the ’80s, but among all his roles, he is most famously known for his work on Law & Order: SVU. On the show, which Ice has been part of since 2000, he plays Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola.

During a recent conversation with Today, Ice talked about his work on Law & Order: SVU; during the interview, a point is brought up regarding the idea of Ice’s character rapping in the show – which is something the rapper is very opposed to.

In regard to such an idea, Ice says: “I wouldn’t do that: That would be corny.”

The rapper went on to elaborate, explaining why he is against the idea of rapping in Law & Order: SVU:

“Because Fin would be able to rap as good as I rap. So, they would have to try to make me rap half-assed, which I wouldn’t do. Now, I got to draw the line somewhere.”

What do you think of Ice’s point? If you watch the show, would you be interested in seeing Fin rap a little? At the time of this writing, the latest album to come from Body Count is 2020’s Carnivore. The band has a new album in the works, but no official release date has been provided at this time.

Speaking of Body Count, last year we had the opportunity to interview band guitarist Ernie C. 2022 marked the band’s 30th anniversary, so we took the time to talk to Ernie about the band’s debut studio album, his creative process, and much more. Below you will find an excerpt from that interview, but if you are interested in checking out the full feature, you can do so by following the link below.

The Pit: Body Count has done some really awesome covers in the past. Whether we are talking metal, punk, or non-heavy bands, are there any other covers you would like to do?

EC: We’ve covered a lot. We covered a Slayer song, because we love Slayer; we covered a Suicidal [Tendencies] song, because we love Suicidal – they’re a LA band. We covered Lemmy [Kilmister of Motörhead]; Lemmy was my drinking buddy when I used to drink…

Body Count's Ernie C On Playing Video Games With Lemmy and the 30th Anniversary Of the Band's Debut Album

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