By Carter Maness
Rapper, actor and reality star Ice-T made headlines yesterday when he responded with a pro-gun viewpoint when asked about the tragic “Dark Knight Rises” shooting last Friday in Aurora, CO. This caught the eyes and ears of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who praised Ice T for knowing the word “tyranny” and then quickly suffered the hip-hop veteran’s wrath.
After Ice-T opined yesterday that gun rights were there as a “last form of defense against tyranny” and to “protect yourself from police,” Limbaugh devoted time to the situation on his daily radio show. He actually defended Ice from criticism and said it was “double impressive” that he used the word “tyranny” in his response to an interviewer on Channel 4 London.
For Ice, the praise (and, likely, subtle mockery) was most unwelcome. “Rush Limbaugh said he was impressed I knew the word ‘tyranny,” he tweeted earlier today. “He’s a racist piece of s—.”
Making it clear he wanted nothing to do with the conservative television and radio establishment, Ice then posted a link to a Newsone.com article that listed the “Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes.” “Hahaha some of y’all are saying Limbaugh is not racist?? Check this,” he wrote with the link.
Not letting down, Ice T then asked anyone who likes Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly to “UNFOLLOW now.”
So basically, Ice T: For guns, Against racist conservative pundits using his name for ratings and laughs.