Ice-T Calls Rush Limbaugh Racist After Gun Control Comments

 
on July 25 2012 9:27 PM
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After rapper and actor Ice-T gave an interview to England's Channel 4 News where he advocated the right to carry a gun, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh praised him but couldn't help and kick a little sand in his eye.

During the interview Ice-T said "the right to bear arms is because that's the last form of defense against tyranny." Limbaugh, the noted conservative who's as hailed in some circles as much as he's reviled in others, praised Ice-T's stand. Then he added, "He knew the word 'tyranny,' and he knows that tyranny comes from government representatives. Double impressive."

Ice-T responded to Limbaugh by tweeting, "Rush Limbaugh said he was impressed I knew the word 'tyranny'...He's a racist piece of sh--." The rapper, whose real name is Tracy Marrow, also asked any fans of Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly to "UNFOLLOW now."

Ice-T also tweeted a link to NewsOne.com, which chronicled the "Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes." It was a list that included quotes like "Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?," "The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies," and "They're 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?"

Also during the interview Limbaugh noted that Ice-T said guns aren't just for hunting but "It's to protect yourself from the police...If somebody wants to kill people they don't need a gun to do it."

"Makes it easier, though, doesn't it?" the interviewer asked.

"Not really. You can strap explosives on your body. They do that all the time."

Ice-T made news in 1992 when he released the song "Cop Killer," about a black man getting revenge on racist cops. He was protested by police groups and the National Rifle Association.

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