FYI: That's why my new Body Count LP is titled MANSLAUGHTER. It's about the death of Manhood. Real men are an endangered species.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 22, 2014
In an interview with The Guardian, the rapper and actor, known for his long-running role in crime show Law and Order, was asked about the lyrics on his new album Manslaughter, from his old thrash metal group Body Count.
Asked about the reference that “manhood’s dead”, Ice-T replied: “I think right now you’re dealing with the pussyfication of the male sex. Men are just being so passive, not standing for something; they’re very politically correct.
“This has nothing to do with the gay male.
“The gay male is gay and I have no problem with that.
“Men are just soft. It’s OK to say you want to be a woman, but try to be a man and there’s something wrong with that.”
He explained: ”One of my buddies told me, ‘For you to be a man, a bitch has definitely taken a position.’ If you’re with your girl and you’re like, ‘Where should we park? I don’t know…’, she’ll be like, ‘Park here!’
”Women want power. But at the same time they’ve made men feel uncomfortable about speaking their feelings.”
The rapper also revealed that he’s never felt it was necessary to hide his larger-than-life hip-hop lifestyle from his children when they were growing up.
He said: ”My son grew up with people smoking weed and drinking, right in his face. All I could do was say, ‘There’s an adult world and a kid world. You live in a kid world. Adults can say that, you can’t. You can say other s**t once you can drive.'”
This young man referenced this article and broke it down unapologetic style. Graphic language is used but he’s real and picks up what Ice-T was talking about.