Ice T says father-in-law is a reformed anti-masker after COVID left him “close to death”

"Ohhh he’s a believer now"

Ice T has stressed the importance of wearing face coverings, revealing that his father-in-law was an anti-masker before being admitted to ICU with COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday (November 29), the Los Angeles rapper shared an image of his wife Nicole ‘Coco Marie’ Austin’s dad in his hospital bed, having previously contracted the virus.

“My father-in-law ‘Coco’s dad’ was a serious ‘No Masker’ COVID hit him,” he wrote, explaining that he spent 40 days in intensive care after developing pneumonia in both lungs.


“Now he’s on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he’s a Believer now,” he added before signing off with the hashtag #COVIDisNotAGame. You can see that post below.

In response to a fan, who said “some of us gotta learn the hard way”, T tweeted: “Some people think a Mask is a sign of weakness.. My homie @BrotherMob who had it, told me.. ‘Ice, your Gangster can’t fight this s—…..’ I heard him loud and clear!”

“Honestly.. A lot of no maskers only do it because they’re listening to the President.. Just sayin,” he replied to another follower, adding: “I would NEVER wish ANYONE sickness… I don’t need that Karma.”


Back in May, Ice T launched a retirement fund for ageing rappers after the idea was suggested by Swizz Beats.

“I don’t expect the young kids to be involved in it,” T explained, “but then you do have enough people like myself and Swizz and people who have been very successful, you know? There’s no retirement for rappers. There is nothing. A lot of them have fallen on hard times.”