Ice-T thinks pop stars of today are “delusional”.
The musician released a string of records throughout the 80s and 90s, including Rhyme Pays and Power.
He believes the newest cohort of chart-topping stars mistake what’s important in life. Ice-T doesn’t believe the message they are sending to fans is a positive one.
“We’ve created a generation of jaded youth,” he told the New York post at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend.
“Music as a whole is delusional. If you listen to pop records right now, you’ll believe everybody’s rollin’, poppin’ bottles, life is perfect. Life is f**ked up right now! But everyone’s in a bubble that it’s all good. We’re all floating around like, ‘I’m broke, but… hey, pop a bottle, buy some Guuu-cci.’ That’s what’s going on in music right now.”
Ice-T directed Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, which premiered at movie event. The documentary is about the infamous rap industry.
The 53-year-old actor has joked his life is very different now.
“My son’s 20, he got picked up from the hospital in a Rolls. I’m looking for a 19-year-old Public Enemy… or NWA… it’s gonna take nuts,” he explained.
“I’m too old — the kids won’t listen to me.”
Ice-T put his musical talents to good use at the annual event. He performed with Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz at the ASCAP Music Cafe.
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