As a rule, I don’t tend to follow celebrities on social media because, well, their accounts tend to be highly stylized and not particularly engaging. However, none of that applies to Ice-T, who I have loved ever since I was 11-years old and snuck a viewing of Tank Girl at a slumber party, and who, of course, plays my beloved Sergeant Tutuola on SVU. He is also married to Coco, who I love for other reasons, because Coco, like Dolly Parton, is always dressed to the nines in a very specific way, which happens to be my favorite way.
Gangster love at its best ❤— Coco (@cocosworld) December 14, 2019
Adult night with my baby love and some of my favorite people! pic.twitter.com/7pQxoS3Hk8
Anyway, Ice-T doesn’t f*ck around on Twitter, and if you come for him, you’re a damn dummy, so don’t be a knucklehead and do it. He does, however, share his words of wisdom frequently and I love him for it.
For instance, take this tweet, which I repeated to myself as a mantra for days after:
Daily Game: Sometimes ya just gotta drop off the grid for a min, day, week…. Just to get your thoughts together.. Get your mind right. A Hustler must have a PLAN.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 10, 2019
A. Hustler. Must. Have. A. Plan. Seriously, that is poetry right there, and he is absolutely right. A Hustler must have a plan because without one they’re just bullshit.
Then there was this beautiful exchange, for which I am eternally grateful I witnessed.
I stand with the Juggalos! https://t.co/Tdt3H9anz5— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2019
Sometimes, you just gotta stand with the Juggalos, friend. Ice-T stands with all manner of people though—
I stand with ALL gens.. Just not the Dumbfucks.. https://t.co/VHqlIYMJdu— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2019
Why wouldn’t I stand with the Lesbians? Of course I do.. ‘Thanks for nothin..’ jk https://t.co/YaiQxeYhoD— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2019
Got no problem with Goths at all. I stand! https://t.co/gNE48YJ4dJ— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2019
Don’t worry, he stands with you, too—
Pow 💥 World Renown, Internationally Known and Locally Accepted.. https://t.co/wCgtj2WuCh— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2019
If you like me… I like you… It’s pretty simple.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2019
There’s also a lot of inspiration in his tweets, and not in a dumb “if you dream it, you can do it” bullshit way that permeates social media. You will get no “Live. Laugh. Love” here.
Ice Cold Fact: NOBODY wakes up in the morning with YOUR dream… Get up, Get out, and go get YOURS! That’s the only way it’s gonna happen. pic.twitter.com/3CKMpP5BdP— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 18, 2019
Daily Game: Pay attention.. https://t.co/sPD2mdG4nk— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 14, 2019
Ice Cold Fact: Secrets are important. In Business and life.. In these days of social media.. Very rare.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 14, 2019
I could sit here all day and post his Tweets because they are spectacular in a non-bullshit, totally authentic way. But at this point, I encourage all of you who don’t follow this legend on Twitter to do so, and get your daily dose of Ice. I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it.
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