In other news today, don’t come for the wrong person, especially if their name is Ice-T.
So we’ve all heard about the controversial remark that struck the nerves of people of color. Bill Maher calling himself a ‘House Nigger.’ Take a look.
Although Maher did later apologize for the comment, it’s obvious that what he said was nowhere near funny, hilarious or entertaining and one person who had no issue speaking on the matter was Ice Cube.
Appearing as one of the guest stars on Maher’s show, Ice Cube shared a mouth full.
“I still think you need to get to the root of the psyche because I think there’s a lot of guys out there who cross the line because they’re a little too familiar, or they think they’re too familiar. Or, guys that, you know, might have a black girlfriend or two that made them Kool-Aid every now and then, and then they think they can cross the line. And they can’t. You know, it’s a word that has been used against us. It’s like a knife, man. You can use it as a weapon or you can use it as a tool. It’s when you use it as a weapon against us, by white people, and we’re not going to let that happened again … because it’s not cool … That’s our word, and you can’t have it back.
… It’s not cool because when I hear my homie say it, it don’t feel like venom. When I hear a white person say it, it feel like that knife stabbing you, even if they don’t mean to.”
and of course… there is always lurking in the dark alleys of Twitter. Now, when you’re dealing with common names it isn’t unheard of to get confused with who is who. Also, when dealing with common names, at least make sure you’re coming for the right person.
The fact that Ice Cube and Ice-T both share the same first name, that was more than enough for one twitter user to get them mixed up.
In the account user’s timeline (who’s account has since then been deleted), she tweeted what was initially supposed to be directed towards rapper Ice Cube.
In three words Ice-T shut the twitter user all the way down, leaving room for nothing but other twitter users to get on Ms. Susan’s case.
There’s a lot more where that came from. Both Ice-T and Ice Cube have mentioned previously that they are used to getting mixed up.
“I even wrote a rhyme—every day on the street somebody calls me Cube, I tell ’em that’s my loved one but it’s Ice-T dude,” said Ice-T.
Someone should make a public service announcement, warning any future social media user:
Don’t come for Ice-T… unless he sends for you!