Despite often getting online hate for their parenting choices, Ice-T and Coco Austin continue to raise their daughter differently.
While discussing the close bond he and his wife share with their 7-year-old daughter, Chanel, the rapper detailed their unique sleeping situation at home.
"Chanel still sleeps in the bed with us," he said on the "That Moment With Daymond John" podcast. "So, I'm so much more connected to her than my other kids, but it's been a beautiful thing."
The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actor has two adult children from previous relationships.
"I think the difference with Chanel and my other kids is I'm very conscious of this baby," he told the "Shark Tank" star on the podcast. "I had my [first] daughter when I was in high school. I was ripping and running, so it was presents over presence. I wasn't there. My son … happened right when I was becoming Ice-T. You know, I'd never been famous before, this was a whole new thing, so I'm distracted by that [at the time]. Chanel, I'm comfortable. I'm in a cruise pattern."
Chanel, he went on to say, is "the best gift I could ever get."
The sleeping arrangement is likely to stun and disgust many who claim to parent better, but the "Ice Loves Coco" couple is used to being judged by the Twitter-verse.
Last year, Coco, Ice's wife of 21 years, was mom-shamed by many of her Instagram followers after bathing Chanel, then 6, in the kitchen sink. At the time, she explained that a sink bath was "easiest when you have to be fast."
In 2021, the online parent police also took aim at Coco after revealing that she still breastfed Chanel. Many of those same "experts" slammed Coco again in May 2022 after she posted vacation photos of Chanel in a stroller.
Ever the supportive husband, Ice is always quick to defend his wife. Amid the breast-feeding controversy, Ice tweeted, "Why the F are you worried about MY Child??? That's what's weird.. Now go back in the basement." He also joked, "News Flash! I'm still Breastfeeding! Every chance I can…."