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‘Is There a Gucci Egg I’m Missing?’: Despite a Net Worth of $65 Million, Rapper and Actor Ice-T Explains Why He Still Shops at Target and Eats at IHOP

Ice-T might have once rapped about being a gangster and portrayed a law enforcement official in film and television shows, but his everyday life is nothing but normal.

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In a recent interview on the “Drink Champs” podcast, Ice-T shared with co-hosts NORE and DJ EFN that he still enjoys eating at chain restaurants such as IHOP and frequently shops at stores such as Target. 

“Yeah we still shop at Target. We at Target,” Ice-T said. “Muthaf*ckas think at some point, humans leave the planet. Like, we don’t eat at Taco Bell or like, muthaf*cks will be like, ‘He goes to Target.’ Like what the f*ck, if you need Target sh*t! Where do you go if you need Target type sh*t?!”

A Career In Music, Film and Television

Ice-T has a current net worth of $65 million. He began his career as a rap artist as a teenager. After serving in the Army for four years, he signed with Sire Records in 1987. His debut album, “Rhyme Pays,” became the first hip hop album to have a sticker warning for explicit content. After releasing several albums such as “Power,” “The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech…Just Watch What You Say,” and “O.G. Original Gangster,” Ice-T began his foray into film and television. 

Ice-T struck big with his role as cop Scotty Appleton in the film “New Jack City” in 1991. Three years later, he was featured in “Surviving the Game.” Throughout the 1990s, he continued to appear in several films and television series. For the last 23 years, he has been a staple on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In addition, he and his wife, Coco Austin, were featured on the reality show, “Ice Loves Coco.” In 2018, Ice-T began hosting the Oxygen television documentary series “In Ice Cold Blood.” 

And while many may see Ice-T’s rhymes about police and his ability to portray law enforcement as a contradiction, he does not. 

“Playing a cop and playing a gangsta is the exact same acting,” Ice-T explained during the Drink Champs interview. “We both got a gun, we both got an attitude, we both want answers or there will be a consequence.”

On The Other Side of The Hudson 

After living in California since the age of 12, Ice-T, who was born in Newark, New Jersey, moved back to the Garden State in 2005. With his wife, Coco, Ice-T purchased a $1.5 million duplex penthouse in North Bergen, New Jersey. But the 2,161-square-foot apartment just was not enough room for the couple, and in 2012, they purchased a home in nearby Edgewater, New Jersey. The home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms–just enough space for the couple, their daughter and Ice-T’s brood of children and grandchildren. 

Nevertheless, Ice-T maintains that no matter where he lives, he still enjoys simple, good food. 

“Somebody say, ‘Yo, you eat at Denny’s? You eat at IHOP?’ I’m like, ‘Is there a Gucci egg I’m missing?’ he recalled to the podcast hosts. “Is it some egg, some place, I don’t know what the f*ck I’m supposed to do for breakfast. An egg is a f*cking egg.”

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