Ice-T is not here for trolls telling him what is best for his family.
On Wednesday, the 63-year-old rapper and actor took to Twitter to clear up the controversy around wife and model Coco Austin deciding to continue breastfeeding their 5-year-old daughter, Chanel Nicole. In a series of tweets, he addressed several users who called out himself and Austin, including one that said breastfeeding their daughter was "sexual and gross."
"Why the F are you worried about MY Child??? That’s what’s weird.. Now go back in the basement," he responded.
In another tweet he shared a photo of his wife and daughter and added, "News Flash! We feed Chanel FOOD... She just likes to suck moms boob every now and then... Me Too!!!"
Countless fans responded with their own breastfeeding stories, while also noting that nursing for so long is not an anomaly.
"My kids breastfed til 5 or 6 well my last one because I figured why the hell not . she was my last n I let her stop when she was ready . it wasn’t her fed it was for comfort," a fan shared.
Another noted that breastfeeding is "comforting" and a "great boost" to a child's immune system.
The conversation began after Austin's recent interview with Us Weekly, in which she revealed that she was still breastfeeding their first child together, born in 2015 (Ice T has two adult children from previous relationships).
"Chanel still likes my boobs,” she said. “It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child.”
Austin clarified that Chanel breastfeeds and eats solid foods, and added that she does not plan to stop nursing anytime soon.
“Why take that away from her? … If she doesn’t want it, all right, that’s where you stop it. But I’m not just going to say no,” she added.
The mom of one also came under fire in 2019 after sharing photos to her Instagram Story of her breastfeeding her then-3-year-old daughter, captioning the photos "when the boobs call" and "#NormalizeBreastfeeding." She stood firmly by her decision.
"A mother's calling … I’m so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called Nursing,” Austin said at the time. “I had a hard time breastfeeding the 1st week of when Chanel was born, I almost gave up but my family told me to hang for another week. They told me I don't want to miss this special moment you have with your child … health wise and bond wise. I hung in there and now almost 4 years later Chanel still wants the boob.”