*Gangsta rap/hip hop icon Ice-T was recently interviewed by Britain’s Channel 4 about guns in the US. He made some interesting and astute observations.
Ice was asked by the interviewer, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, why he’s such a staunch defender of the right to bear arms.
“Well, I’ll give up my gun when everybody does,” was the immediate response from the aging rapper. “Doesn’t that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy: So do you carry guns routinely at home?
Ice-T: Yeah, it’s legal in the United States. It’s part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.
Like EURweb on Facebook
KGM: And do you see any link between that and these sorts of incidents (Aurora)?
Ice-T: No. Nah. Not really. You know what I’m saying, if somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don’t need a gun to do it.
KGM: It makes it easier though, doesn’t it?
Ice-T: Not really. You can strap explosives on your body, they do that all the time.
Ice-T on anti-gun laws: “That’s not going to change anything. The United States is based on guns, you know.”
By the way, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Marrow), the self-styled “Godfather of Gangsta Rap,” has a career sprinkled with gun talk. He was criticized for his 1992 song “Cop Killer,” about a criminal getting revenge on racist cops. The National Rifle Association and police activist groups protested against the album on which it appeared, “Body Count.”
Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to EURnewsletter.
Got A News Tip or Video You Want to Share? Contact us HERE.
- Prince’s Fam Requests Revolution Start Reunion Tour AFTER August Memorial Event
- Judge Favors Chris Brown in Baby Mama’s Attempt to Restrict Custody
- Derek Fisher, Ex-Wife Agree to Destroy Their Frozen Embryos in Divorce Settlement
- Starz Programming Shift Moves ‘Power’, 'Survivor's Remorse' to Sunday Nights
- Tyler Perry on Singing ‘Play That Funky Music’ With Prince (Watch)
- Jay Z Responds to ‘Lemonade’, Shouts Out Prince On ‘All The Way Up’ Remix
- Dog Hours Away from Euthanasia, Saved By Student Vet's Discovery
- Great Beginnings Hosts: 'It Takes a Village' to Celebrate Healthy Babies, Friday May 27
- THE (05-25-16) EURweb Free-4-All Page
- Report: Tamar's Attitude Towards ('The Real') Producers Did Her in
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here