Ice-T believes that being a rapper is the most dangerous job today.
On Thursday (Nov. 18), the “6 ‘N the Mornin’” emcee took to Twitter to share his thoughts about how dangerous it is to be a hip hop artist, just hours after Young Dolph was shot and killed in his hometown. “ICE COLD Fact: When I was coming up.. Being a Drug Dealer was the most dangerous occupation.. Now it seems like being a Rapper is… smh No cap,” he tweeted.
In a separate tweet, Ice-T shared an old video of Boosie speaking about how rappers are always killed in the cities they are from.
“Most rappers die in their own city,” Boosie said in the short clip. “It’s a fact. And uh, you know, you have haters who was in school with you and they mad cause they was in that third grade with you, but they don’t have that same hustle as you. You know they hate you for no reason. They hate you for your success.”
On Wednesday (Nov. 17), Dolph was fatally shot by two suspects while purchasing cookies in a local bakery in Memphis, Tennessee — hours before he was scheduled to host a turkey giveaway for the community.
So far, police have not made any arrests in the shooting, but they have released images of two gunmen who were dressed in grey sweatpants, dark hoodies and white face masks. According to TMZ, one of the suspects appeared to be holding a Draco AK-47, while the other was armed with a pistol. The two men left the scene in a light-colored Mercedes.
The South Memphis cookie shop where Dolph was killed released a statement on Thursday (Nov. 18), saying they are “heartbroken and saddened” and that Dolph was a “regular customer” who “loved Makeda’s Cookies.”
Check out Ice’s tweets below.