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Ice T and Coco's 7-Year-Old Daughter Chanel Looks Just Like Him in New Family Photo
The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit stars' wife and daughter helped him celebrate a major milestone of his career.
Ice T's adorable daughter Chanel just had a blast in The Big Apple!
On August 13, Ice T's wife Coco Austin took to her official Instagram page to post the sweetest family snapshots with their 8-year-old daughter Chanel in New York City as the family celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.
In the pictures, Austin held Chanel in her arms while Ice T rocked some cool shades. In the last snap, Chanel — who famously looks just like her famous father — posed next to someone dressed in a Statue of Liberty Costume in Times Square, while she wore a crown and held up a torch herself. How cute!
"Just another day in NYC.... #hiphop50thanniversary," Austin captioned the post.
This hasn't been the only time Chanel has spent some fun time in New York City lately. On June 5, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star took to his official Instagram page to share a heartwarming video of him performing at a concert in Brooklyn. But the best part? Chanel got to join him onstage!
In the video, he held Chanel in his arm while he sang "Hey Love" by Delfonics to a large audience. "We had a great time today a the @thebushwickcollective Block party… And we always end my show with the Delfonics… ‘Hey Love’ 🔥" Ice-T captioned the post.
A few months earlier, Ice T also showed his daughter some nighttime NYC scenery. In an April Instagram picture, we catch a glimpse of him, Austin, and Chanel all grinning in front of some gorgeous New York City lights from New Jersey, and the resemblance between Chanel and her parent's faces is uncanny.
"The ICE FAMILY 💎 Jersey view of NY," he captioned the post.
Ice T on his kids and hip hop's 50th anniversary
Hip hop turned 50 this year, and one of the many events held to celebrate the occasion took place in New York City on Friday, August 11 with a concert titled "Hip Hop 50 Live."
In an interview with People over the weekend, the rapper talked about his career with the genre during its earliest stages. "Considering when we got involved with it, it was supposed to be a fad. It's a huge milestone. They said hip-hop wouldn't last, but we knew it was a culture, just like the rock era. It was a moment in time when new music was born," Ice T told the outlet.
He continued, "The thing about hip-hop is beside being 50, it's one of the few musics where parents are almost in the same culture as their kids," said the rapper, who also has oldest kids Tracy Marrow Jr., 31, and daughter LeTesha Morrow, 47, from a previous relationship. "The only thing is our generation, the early generations, we refused to let our kids be cooler than us. We're like, 'You think you understand hip-hop, but you're not from that golden era."
The star also reflected on 7-year-old Chanel having her own social media accounts.
"It's fun and she likes doing it. If she didn't, we definitely wouldn't do it," he said. "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."
As for his iconic SVU role as Detective Fin Tutuola, he says the role has helped him with his music career. "If you really look at hip-hop and see how many thousands of rappers there are, there are still only about 10 rapped that have pulled off acting," he proudly said.