Ice-T Details His Past Robberies of Banks and Jewelry Stores: 'I Wouldn't Advise It' (Exclusive)

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Ice-T is getting real about his past on Untold Stories of Hip Hop. 

The 61-year-old rapper sits down with Angie Martinez on Thursday's season finale of the WE tv series, and only ET has an exclusive sneak peek of his candid conversation detailing his "difficult" past. 

"You were a bank robber?" Martinez asks in the clip. 

"Fact -- but that's not all I robbed," Ice-T confesses. "We robbed mostly jewelry stores, and we started off not being armed." 

Martinez's interest is piqued. "How do you rob a bank without being armed?" she replies. 

"You don't rob a bank, but you rob jewelry stores without being armed... just walk in with some sledge hammers," he answers with a laugh/ "Just walk in, 'Hey, hey everybody. Everybody, please back away from the case. This is about to be a bash.'" 

Martinez advises viewers not to "do this at home," and Ice-T expresses his agreement. 

"I wouldn't advise it, because it's easy for someone to get killed and shot, and then that murder will follow you forever," he somberly says. "So, fortunately I ducked all those mistakes."

"Did you have a mask on? Did you have a paper bag on you? How does that work?" Martinez shoots out, but the Law & Order: SVU star is hesitant to reveal much more. 

"I don't like to talk about it too much," he explains. "You know what it is, it's a very difficult thing, because I got people still in the penitentiary. They're saying they didn't do it, here I am on TV."

Ice-T, real name Tracy Marrow, previously mentioned his robbery past during a 2012 episode of The Adam Carolla Podcast, revealing that he turned to robbery after being discharged from the Army in 1979. "Only punks go for the drawer, we gotta go for the safe," he said at the time, adding he was glad for the United States justice system's statutes of limitations, which had likely expired when he admitted to his involvement in multiple Class 1 Felonies in the early-to-mid 1980s.

The season finale of Untold Stories of Hip Hop airs Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv. See more on Ice-T in the video below. 


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