Ice-T ran into a sticky situation while on his way to work. A Port Authority police officer pulled him over for evading a toll near the George Washington Bridge in New York City on the 24th of October, Us Weekly reported.
Representatives for Port Authority said to the publication that the 60-year-old Law and Order alum was spotted driving through the E-Z Pass Lane at approximately 7:00 am today.
When he didn’t pay the necessary toll, the police then pulled him over and put him in cuffs on charges of theft of services. Ice-T is now facing a few more charges, including for theft and one for no plates and registration on his car.
Ice-T said to reporters from TMZ that he was driving a brand new vehicle, a McLaren sports car, and he forgot to put the E-ZPass on his ride. Ice-T was driving to the set of Law And Order: SVU.
On Wednesday, Ice-T wrote on Twitter that the police “went a little extra,” and easily could’ve just written a ticket. The rapper went on to poke fun at those who believe his role as a police officer puts him in good spirits with actual policemen.
The rapper denied the allegation that playing a cop on TV helps his image. He said he doesn’t get “special treatment,” from the police, despite the opinions of fans stating otherwise.
I love how people think just because I ACT like a cop on SVU I get special treatment from real cops… lol
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) October 24, 2018
As fans of the legendary rapper know, Ice-T has been in the media on account of driving violations in the past. The police booked him in 2010 because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
Then, the police revealed that he was driving with a suspended license because he neglected to renew his insurance. On Twitter, Ice-T took the police officer to task, referring to him as a “punk b*tch rookie cop,” made the arrest.
In a slightly self-congratulatory way, Ice-T suggested that the police made the “arrest of his career,” by detaining the “Notorious Ice-T” for not wearing a seatbelt. Furthermore, the rapper claims they made the other charges up, notably, the suspended license charge.
Ironically, Ice-T first came to prominence in hip-hop with two albums in the late 1980’s. Additionally, Ice-T and the group he founded, Body Count, released the controversial track, “Cop Killer,” in 1992, sparking condemnation from infamous conservatives such as Tipper Gore.