West Coast rapper Ice-T was among the many artists who celebrated hip-hop’s 50th anniversary at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. However, Ice-T revealed that he first hesitated to perform at the Grammys’ hip-hop tribute.
The renowned actor started in the 1980s as an underground rapper. He participated in the illustrious show on Sunday night, honoring the genre’s long legacy and ongoing worldwide significance.
Ice-T Shares Why He Was Initially Hesitant To Perform
The Law & Order star revealed to ET that he was first reluctant to participate despite being an indelible feature in the segment.
“Questlove calls me up and he says, ‘All right, you gotta come to L.A. this weekend… It’s a big performance,'” he recalled.
However, Ice-T was still hesitant because, according to him, it would be a long trip. Ice-T shared how Questlove continued to convince him to attend the show.
Questlove told him he should not be home streaming the show. Hence, he decided to be in attendance.
The Grammys Brought Rappers Together
After sharing how Questlove pushed him to be present at the Grammys’ hip-hop tribute, Ice-T praised the historic event. The actor noted that the historic event brought the genre’s stars together onstage.
He also added to his earlier statement that seeing all the legends together made him feel good when it was not a funeral.
Ice-T, who initially hesitated to perform, added that the Grammy brought many rappers together. He noted that it felt good, especially knowing rap has not always been represented at the Grammys.
Along with Ice-T, several other icons appeared on Sunday night, including Run-DMC, Rakim, Public Enemy, and many others.
The stage was also shared by more recent performers, including Lil Baby and Lil Uzi Vert. Questlove co-produced and directed the tribute, with LL Cool J serving as host.
There is no doubt that Ice-T was glad he eventually decided to be at the iconic show. All thanks to Questlove.