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Old 05-05-2003, 07:20 AM
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Was Ice-T a pimp? Like, a real one?

I've got a friend who refuses to watch Law & Order: SVU because Ice-T is part of the cast. And Ice-T, supposedly, made his money as a pimp for a while.

Or did he? After a little searching, I find that he took his stage name from a semi-famous pimp/writer. And he raps about pimps. But was he really one?
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Old 05-05-2003, 09:37 AM
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And he mentions being a "real" pimp on the old HBO "Pimp's up Ho's Down" show. He says he was a pimp and a hustler before he started rapping. As "cred" happy as the rap world seems to be, I doubt he could get too far if he was just bullshitting.
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:22 PM
Payton's Servant Payton's Servant is offline
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Yes, he was a pimp as well as a jewel thief. It wasn't until he got in a serious car accident that he got out of the crime lifestyle and into the rap lifestyle. He talks all about it in his Behind The Music episode.
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Old 05-06-2003, 02:51 AM
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Why would you not watch a TV show because one of the actors USED to be a pimp?
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Old 05-06-2003, 03:05 AM
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I would watch it because he was a pimp.
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Old 05-06-2003, 06:39 AM
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Why would you not watch a TV show because one of the actors USED to be a pimp?
Well, I think it's a disinclination to legitimize someone who's made a living exploiting women. But I'm just reporting, not philosophizing.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-06-2003, 07:31 AM
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His song "That's how I'm livin'" from the Home Invasion album covers a brief synopsis of his life.

I assume most of it is generally factual.
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Old 05-06-2003, 09:28 AM
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It is unusual that he's portrayed as the avenger of exploited innocents on that show. A little fictional karmic payback, I guess.
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:39 AM
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Well, I think it's a disinclination to legitimize someone who's made a living exploiting women. But I'm just reporting, not philosophizing.
That's some twisted logic your friend has. I mean, if he were still a pimp that would be one thing, but the man doesn't deserve to be boycotted because he gave up a life of crime.
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