Let’s get something out of the way here first-off-like: I have watched Ice Loves Coco and enjoyed it. Ice-T (Tracy Marrow) and his buxom bride, Coco (Nicole Austin) have a relationship that I don’t even pretend to understand, but they are cute to watch. Well, maybe not cute, but it was somewhat compelling, okay? I mean, I wouldn’t present the show to my kids as a video manual to marriage (that’s what Lifetime movies are for), but there are crappier relationships to behold. There was something endearing about each of them that is hard to see in her g-string Twitter shots or his horrible excuse for acting in those endless Law & Order reruns.
That said: their relationship is still one that plays on some fairly standard sexist stereotypes. (Not that I judge…but just to set up this riveting conversation. About Ice-T. And a chick named Coco. Ahem.) She is an object of sexual attraction. A receptacle for Ice-T’s sugar stick, if you will. She’s a model, yes, but we all know that she’s really just known for having biologically implausible dimensions. Unfortunately, the show did little to expound upon her personality other than her tendency to let the couple’s big-balled dog to lick her in the mouth.
Ice-T, on the other hand, is the pimp figure. He accompanies his woman places. She looks cute. He looks emotionless and powerful. And wrinkly, but that’s probably beyond his control.
Again, no judgement: just an observation.
SO. Now we add this public…mildly awkward…fight…between the two over some Instagram pictures of Coco and a dude named AP.9.
They were taken at Coco’s PEEP SHOW in Las Vegas, I should add. After the dude posted them to his Instagram, they leaked, Ice-T found out, and…apparently…he got mad? There were a flurry of tweets on his end:
“Don’t get it twisted, I’m not happy about this s–t. Most of [the pics are] disrespectful and in bad taste. She’s made me look and feel like s–t. I say this on Twitter because there’s no way to avoid the obvious misconduct of a married couple.”
To which she responded:
“Ice is right the pics I took with this man were in poor taste & I disrespected my husband however the pics were the only thing that happened. I feel so sad,the bottom line is I love Ice & I can understand why he’s upset theres no excuse for my actions. I’m so sorry baby & to everyone” [Sic times INFINITY]
But, like, wait, because…WHAT? I can no longer follow this train wreck logic. It feels to me, that, if Ice had KNOWN about this dude prior, that somehow this would’ve been okay or something. Like…she needed permission.
Because, let’s get this straight. It’s okay for your wife to:
1. Pose naked for magazines.
2. Tweet near-nude images to Twitter on the regular.
3. Interact with lusting fans and followers.
4. Perform a burlesque, topless act for thousands.
…but, it’s NOT okay for your wife to:
1. Pose in a sexual manner with an acquaintance.
I mean, to be fair, it does seem like the media and such is making a slightly bigger deal of this than they are themselves, but still. I DON’T GET IT, MAN.
Can someone else explain? My head hurts.