Ice-T joined Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday’s Tonight Show, and the rapper and actor could not stop gushing about his adorable 4-month-old daughter Chanel.
“Muhammad Ali said when you have a baby in the second half of your life -- you know I’m in my fifties -- it’s like you want to hit a restart button on your life,” he explained. “All of a sudden, I’m like ‘Ice, you’ve got to stay healthy, you’ve got to stay in the game.’ It’s just a beautiful thing.”
Some fans criticized the Law and Order: SVU star and his wife, Coco Austin, for setting up Twitter and Instagram pages for their daughter from “the first day,” but the rapper says they’ve only received positive feedback on Chanel’s accounts.
“We’ve gotten absolutely nothing but 100% love,” he marveled, thanking everyone for the kind words and good wishes. “It kind of gives you hope in humanity. [It] lets you see that humans can really be nice.”
The 58-year-old rapper and actor also pulled a surprise on Fallon when the late night host asked to see a picture of baby Chanel.
“I did something better than that,” Ice revealed. “I brought the baby. Coco and the baby are here.”
Chanel, who looked totally adorable in her pink dress and flowered headband, mostly slept through her late night debut, having been lulled to sleep by The Roots, but she was still camera-ready.
“She’s a little model,” Coco exclaimed. “I’ve got the camera in her face at all times at this point. She poses, she moves her eyes and looks at the camera. She’s going to be awesome in five years.”
The group even snapped a family selfie during the show!
Though Ice admits that having a new baby has made him reconsider his life, he’s certainly still young at heart. In fact, the rapper and actor showed Fallon a picture of him playing Fallout 4 in the delivery room while waiting for Coco to give birth!
“Any of you fellas that are going to accompany your girl to the delivery room, bring your Xbox,” he joked. “It kills time. You can get some work in, get some levels. I was leveling up!”