Ice-T has weighed in on the controversy surrounding his daughter continuing to breastfeed at 5 years old.
Not surprisingly, the rapper-actor is backing his wife, Coco Austin, and his lookalike daughter Chanel — and he joked that he relates with the tot. "News Flash! I'm still Breastfeeding! Every chance I can…." he tweeted on Wednesday morning.
The breastfeeding debate has been raging all week ever, since Coco spoke of her daughter's eating habits. "Chanel still likes my boob. She's 5 years old," she told Us Weekly on Aug. 2. "A lot of people are like, 'Oh, you're not getting the nutrition after 2 years old. Why do it?' And I'm like, My child's eating steak and hamburgers. She just likes a little snack every now and then and more of the bonding between the mother. Why take that away from her?"
Coco said the little girl likes breastfeeding because it gives her comfort. "She loves on it and it's not like she's getting milk from it," Coco said, "but she's getting her little snack and it's kind of soothing her to sleep."
With the story going viral, several fans have decided to take shots at Ice-T on Twitter. On Aug. 4, the "Law & Order: SVU" star told one fan he was jealous. Another fan told Ice that Chanel's breastfeeding is "sexual and gross." The critic added, "Way to make it weird, guy."
On Wednesday morning, Ice fired back, "Why the F are you worried about MY Child??? That's what's weird.. Now go back in the basement."
After teeing off on some of the haters, Ice ended the controversy by plainly stating, "News Flash! We feed Chanel FOOD… She just likes to suck moms boob every now and then… Me Too!!!"