Ice-T Melts

Facing continuing attacks, the rapper yanks his antipolice anthem

It managed to enrage a lot of people, from small-town police officers to congressional leaders to a former National Security Council aide named Oliver North. It put actor Charlton Heston in a prominent new role as the Tipper Gore of Beverly Hills. The stormy controversy revolved around rap star Ice-T's Cop Killer, a song that, many argue, condones murder and fuels hatred of police officers. Last week the L.A. rapper, who made a foray into heavy metal on his latest album, Body Count, moved to withdraw Cop Killer from that record.

Ice-T said he made the decision on his own as...

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