Ice-T is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor. He started his career in the late ’80s, and his song Cop Killer became one of the politically controversial songs.
Ice-T’s Early Life and Education
He was born on 16 February 1958, in Newark, New Jersey, the USA, as Tracy Lauren Marrow. He is the son of his father, Solomon Marrow and his mother, Alice Marrow. Although there are currently no data available about his siblings.
Ice-T belongs to African-American, Louisiana Creole, African, and French ethnic backgrounds. He holds American citizenship, and his star symbol is Aquarius.
Likewise, he attended Crenshaw High School.
Ice-T’s Professional Career
In 1979, Ice-T was recruited in the U.S. Army and served for four years to support his family. Eventually, he started his career in music and as an underground rapper in the ’80s and was signed by Sire Records in 1987. His debut album, Rhyme Pays, is the first hip-hop reportedly to carry explicit content.
The next time he founded the Rhyme $yndicate Records and released another album, Power. Eventually, he released numerous albums like O.G. Original Gangster in 1991, Body Count in 1992, Home Invasion in 1993, Born Dead in 1994, and more. Likewise, he also acted in several movies like Breakin’ in 1984 and its sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and many more.
Ice-T’s Relationship Status
When it reaches his personal life, Ice-T does not like to display much out with the public. However, he is a happily married man. He tied his knots with a famous model Coco Austin. They first met in the early 2000s and began dating shortly. After spending two years dating, they finally hitched in January 2002.
He is living a splendid life with his loved wife Coco and there are no signs of complications and issues in their marriage life. Moreover, in 2015, they had a daughter named Chanel. He is living a very joyful and wonderful life with his family in Los Angeles, California.
Is Ice-T Single?
The famous rapper Ice-T is not single. He is married to his long-term girlfriend, a glamour model Coco Austin. After two unsuccessful relationships in the past, he finally found the ideal partner and match for himself. Ice-T is happily married for over 19 years and more to come in the future.
He seems to be living a very wonderful life with his wife. The lovebirds are very close to each other and there are no signs of separation between them. Austin also gave birth to a healthy daughter in 2015 which is a result of their long-lasting love. Likewise, he has also not been a part of any affairs recently and lives happily.
Who Has Ice-T Dated?
In his long successful life, the rapper has been involved in several relationships with multiple women. He first dated a girl named Adrienne in the ’70s. Together, they even had a daughter Letesha in 1976 when they were still in high school. In order to support his girlfriend and newly born, he joined the U.S. Army and served for two years.
However, their relationship could not go forever and soo separated. However, the exact time of their separation is unknown. Likewise, he met Darlene Otiz in 1985 when he was filming a music video at the defunct L.A. venue Radiotron. He even promised to put her on the cover of his music album.
They began dating and as promised, he put Darlene on the cover of his controversial album Rhyme Pays. From their relationship, she gave birth to their son Ice Tray Marrow Jr. in 1992. Their relationship lasted for 15 years. Unfortunately, it could not last forever and parted their own separate ways in 1999. Ice-T also had an affair with author Karrine Steffans for a short time.
Is Ice-T Married?
Ice-T is a happily hitched man. He tied his knots with gorgeous glamour model Coco Austin in January 2002. The couple first met when Ice-T attended a shoot of his friend’s music video. When he first saw her, he noticed her perfect teeth and glamorous curvy body. He said despite being attracted by her physical appearance, he wanted to go slow.
He did not want to jump right into a hurry. After some time and they began dating and their bond grew stronger gradually. He realized she was the most amazing and nicest woman he had ever encountered. After dating for at least two years, both of them took their relationship a step further by finally getting married. They walked down the aisle in January 2002 in an intimate wedding ceremony.
From their marriage, Austin gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Chanel in November 2015. Their relationship is going just as stronger as it was before. There are no complications in their marriage life and both of them are very much in love with one another. Nonetheless, he is very happy with his wife and his family and lives a very peaceful life.
Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” Controversies
Ice-T was a subject of major controversy for his song Cop Killer. The song was partially influenced by a song Psycho Killer by Talking Heads. The song Cop Killer’s lyrics about cop killing provoked huge controversy and negative reactions from political figures of the time like President George H. W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle.
Meanwhile, others defended the song on the basis of the First Amendment rights. However, he eventually recalled his album and re-released the album excluding the song which later was given as a free single.
Ice-T’s Net Worth
The famous American rapper and songwriter Ice-T has an estimated net worth of around $60 Million as per the celebrity net worth. A huge bulk of his revenue generally comes from his record sales, music, and acting. However, his annual income is yet under moderation but it is quite sure to be in millions of dollars.
The rapper lives a pretty luxurious and rich life with his wife and daughter. The couple bought a $2.1 Million house in Edgewater, New Jersey. The home includes 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. He also bought a North Bergen penthouse for $1.5 Million in 2005 which he sold for just $800,000 which does not include the extra $300,000 they spent for renovations.
His wife Coco, a glamour model also has a net worth of around $5 Million. Most of her earnings come from her profession as a model. Nevertheless, the couple lives a very lavishing life in their small world.