RUSH: You know, I didn’t find this out ’til yesterday. Wait a minute. This is Monday. It might have been Saturday I found out about this. Who would believe this? I found myself in the midst of a Twitter controversy — and I didn’t even tweet anything — with the renowned rapper Ice-T. Ice-T apparently was not happy with my comments. You know, we played a sound bite of Ice-T last week in which he was very concerned about gun control. He said you have to be able to shoot the police. You have to be able to defend yourself against the police. And guns are the last protection we have against tyranny.
I remember saying, “Well, I’m kind of proud of Mr. T, I didn’t know that he knew what tyranny was.” Apparently that set him off. I’m a racist, big SOB, all this stuff was being tweeted, and I didn’t even know about it until my brother sent me a note including a link to a video that Curtis Sliwa had done defending me, which is hilarious. Here I am involved in a controversy with Ice-T, and I don’t even know it. I remember him on Nightline with Ted Koppel and Ice-T’s in character, angry guy from the ‘hood with the scowl, I forget what the issue was, some riot was going on, and Ted Koppel wanted to get to the bottom of it, and he kept calling him “Mr. T.” (laughing) Just watching the show I was laughing myself silly, ’cause Ice-T owned it. I mean he’s got these guys totally intimidated.
But, apparently, since I joked he didn’t know what “tyranny” was, he got mad and called me a racist. But the funny thing about Ice-T is he had a rap song called Cop Killer, remember? And I think that’s really what he was doing on Nightline, and it’s kind of ironic that he’s on Law & Order SVU playing a cop, earning a living playing a cop. You would think that his fans would think that he’s selling out, from Cop Killer to earning a living playing a cop. But that’s just me. So I found out that I was in that controversy over the weekend and I didn’t even know about it.