Ice-T Defends New Body Count Music Video

O.G. MC insists the Frankie Nasso-directed visual for "Talk S--t, Get Shot" is not racist.

Posted: 06/25/2014 08:02 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Ice T

It's just a coincidence that only white people are the ones taking the bullets in the new Body Count music video, lead vocalist Ice-T promises.

"You know what happened, the video director only brought white people for us to shoot," he told a reporter for TMZ.

The visuals for the thrash metal band's single, "Talk S--t, Get Shot" features a series of drive-bys; the targets are all white.

"I had nothing to do with that," the O.G.: Original Gangster rapper continued. "It was directed by a guy named Frank [Frankie Nasso], he was connected to the record label [Sumerian Records], and he brought all those people."

The actual targets of his lyrics, which include lines like, "Anyone can get it," are Internet trolls, he said. "The video is really directed at bloggers, people that are talking mess on the Internet. It's just our play on what people wish they could do. People wish they could reach right through the computer and snatch people sometimes."

But bloggers (and, again, white people) need not worry. "It's Body Count, it's fantasy," he insists, and then reiterates, "It ain't got nothing to do with race."

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(Photo: Sumerian Records)

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