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Ice T Almost Turned Down the Grammys Hip-Hop Tribute—But This Star Convinced Him

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took a quick break from playing  's  to make an epic appearance at the 2023 Grammys.

As a pioneer of gangsta rap in the late 1980s, the Los Angeles native was one of more than 20 legendary Artists to appear in . Ice T performed his 1991 hit “New Jack Hustler (Nino’s Theme)” alongside other stars like LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Run-D.M.C., Missy Elliot, and more.

The segment was produced by , who also happen to be the official band at NBC's . As it turns out, Ice T revealed that he almost didn't do the show, but it was Questlove who convinced him. 

"I get a call from Questlove and he says, 'We're doing a thing in L.A. this weekend. I say, 'I can't make it,'" . "He says, 'The Grammys.' And I go, 'Eh.' And he goes, 'You don't wanna be sitting home Ice, watching it—all your homies—and saying I was invited but I didn't go. And I got my Black ass on the plane. He put it in perspective." 

He continued, "The Grammys didn't even respect hip-hop for so long. And now to be here and to be honored like this, we'll take it."

The actor attended the awards with his wife of more than 20 years, Coco Austin. He from the glamorous night on his Instagram. 

Ice T Just Appeared in a Rare TikTok With His Wife and Mini-Me Daughter

"A little Red Carpet action! 💎 ," he said in a caption. 

He also shared a behind-the-scenes snap of from his seat in the star-studded audience. "Ok…. My Grammy table is Fire Coco 🔥🔥🔥 Future and Lil Durk," he said in a caption.

So, any chance that we'll ever see Ice's musical talents appear in ? If it's up to the rapper, it's very unlikely.

“I wouldn’t do that: That would be corny,” “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.”

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