Ice-T is a product of tough inner city life but he got his act together and beat the demons that first threatened to make him another crime statistic. This straight-talking man is not ashamed to tell people that he has done things in the past that could have destroyed any hope for a better life. Neither is he embarrassed by the circumstances that helped shape his childhood and teen-aged years. In a recent interview he shared some of his deepest feelings with the world.
He is thankful that he lived the life that he did because he knows that it made him the man that he is today. There are lessons learned that he will never forget and he can understand the actions and reasons that drive many individuals to make the choices and decisions that they have made. Ice-T learned number of important life lessons at an early age, and today he uses these lessons to keep his own life on the right track. In fact, it is many of these experiences that he uses as inspirations and warnings to others who may be living too close to “that edge”.
Today Ice-T seems to have everything he ever dreamed of-wealth; name recognition; a career that spans both music and acting; popularity; fancy homes; fast cars and the love of family and close friends. However he wants everyone to know that he still suffers from traumatic emotional scars. Paranoia is his constant companion, regardless of the changes he has made in his life.
While he has learned to deal with these thoughts and feelings Ice-T knows that he will never completely overcome the paranoia. He works to channel his paranoid thoughts into positive actions and hopes to keep others from having to experience the same problems and issues that he has dealt with through the years.
Ice-T is glad that he has had the opportunity to re-invent who he is and show the world what he is capable of doing. Although many people may feel that he promotes “gangsta life” in his rap lyrics he tells them that his words are actually giving serious warnings about the dangers and perils that await those who want to embrace violence, guns and gangs. As someone who has “been there and done that” Ice-T offers personal insight into a dangerous, dark world that few have lived to tell about.