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Ice T's Daughter, Chanel, Is His ''Future Bodyguard'' in Her Martial Arts Class

The daughter of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star is his mini-me in more ways than one. 

By Jackie Manno

It looks like Ice T's 8-year-old daughter, Chanel, is tough as nails just like her dad.

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On March 7, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star shared a snapshot, supporting his daughter during her martial arts class. In the picture, she takes a defiant stance as a yellow belt. Don't mess with Chanel!

''My future Bodyguard is in training! 👊🏽 @babychanelnicole ❤️ #BullyProof,''  Ice T captioned the post. See the moment down later in this article. 

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Chanel celebrates her 8th birthday with her family

Ice T and Chanel have the sweetest relationship. She turned 8 in November 2023, and to honor the occasion, the rapper took to Instagram to share a series of adorable throwback photos of her as a baby. 

''Happy Birthday @babychanelnicole You’re 8yrs old today! Wow.. so fast! ❤️," he captioned the post. 

Chanel's birthday got even better when her, Ice T, her mother Coco Austin, her 33-year-old brother, Tracy Marrow Jr, her grandmother Tina, and her aunt Kristy all went to Disneyland together.

In the Instagram pictures that Austin posted, they all smiled while sitting on a giant red car statue while Chanel pretended to drive it. Chanel then sweetly posed for selfies with Coco and Tracy before they wrapped everything up with a group picture, mom and pop looking super proud. 

"The fam made it to Disneyland!! Its always a magical place everytime we go #celebrate #chanelsbirthday #8yearsold," Austin captioned the post. 

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Little Chanel is clearly not camera shy, as she has her own Instagram account with over 400k followers. Her parents support her social media presence, and in an August 2023 interview with People, Ice T explained why he allows his daughter to express herself online. 

"It's fun and she likes doing it. If she didn't, we definitely wouldn't do it," the actor told the outlet. "When Chanel was born, we got her social media because we knew that we were gonna be the parents that were gonna show a hundred pictures of their kid because we were proud. I didn't want to put it all on my page, because then I'd be that dad that's always showing pictures of his kids. So we said got her a page that way if people want to watch our child grow, they can. We're not afraid of anything happening. People will say, ‘don’t show her face.’ We're not concerned with that."