Ice-T On That Trapt Beef: “I’m Not Planning On Fighting Him, I Don’t Want To Hurt The Guy”
One of the weirdest things to happen during this unprecedented time was the Twitter beef between Trapt’s lead singer Chris Taylor Brown and other artists.
As far as we can tell, it all began with Chris having a spat with Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale back in March over whose band could draw more fans. From that point on everyone from Trivium bassist (and notorious Twitter banter lover) Paolo Gregoletto to Dance Gavin Dance vocalist Tilian Pearson have engaged in a war of words with the Trapt singer.
But then, Chris took aim with Ice-T. Someone you just don’t wanna fuck with. In fact, at one point during their exchange, he challenged the Body Count vocalist to a fight. Like, a real-life fight, to which Ice cooly responded, “Who is this Troll?”
Who is this Troll? https://t.co/i21YRyDYto— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) Tue Apr 21 21:08:28 +0000 2020
Of course, that isn’t the end of it, and fans of both bands around the world are wondering if the two will ever actually square off. When we chatted to Ice-T last week for an upcoming feature of him answering fan questions, Body Count fan Steven Donnelly posed the question, “When is that fight between you and the singer from Trapt going to happen?”
Here’s what Ice had to say on the matter…
“Yeah, that’s a weird question. I don’t know that, dude! I never heard of the band Trapt before all this started. I think he was in an altercation, he’s speaking of Power Trip and he’s talking shit to Riley. Now why that started I have no idea, but in the midst of this he went off on the entire Sumerian label – which we’re no longer on, we’re on Century Media. But in the midst of that rant he included Body Count in one of the groups that he sells more records than on Pandora. And of course, like we say on the street, ‘Keep my name out of your mouth.’ You could say, ‘We sell more records than everyone on Sumerian’ but once he named Body Count, I decided to say something.
“I just told him, ‘Keep talking, we’ll bump into each other one day,’ which he took as a threat. Maybe when I bump into him I’ll want an autograph, I don’t know, I just said, ‘I’ll see you.’ That was gonna be it, but he continued to rant and rave and that turned into him wanting to do charity fights. My boy Danny Diablo jumped in, ‘Don’t speak on Ice-T,’ because believe it or not, people respect me out there (laughs). People were like, ‘Ice, he’s just trying to use you guys for publicity’ and I let it go.
“But the theory that you’re going to talk shit to somebody and then get in a charity boxing match, what kind of clown shit is that? Like, really? Nah, nah, if I do bump into him, it’ll be in a parking lot some place and then we’ll see if he wants to repeat his words. I’m not planning on fighting him – I don’t want to hurt the guy, we’ll just see what happens.”
So there you have it. The full answer straight from Ice-T’s mouth.
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