Forty-nine-year old rapper Ice T is sparring with annoying “Crank That” star Soulja Boy on YouTube. Or, rather, he’s sparring with Soulja Boy on YouTube with the help of his 16-year-old son, who actually knows how to operate YouTube. It all started when, on a recent mix tape, Ice T claimed the 17-year-old had “killed hip-hop” and told him to “eat a dick” (he’s releasing a new album soon, in case you’d not already guessed). Then, on Friday, Soulja Boy fired back with this eloquent clip, in which he uses Wikipedia to verify that Ice T is “old as fuck” (citation not needed, apparently). On Saturday, Ice T responded (see the clip after the jump) with an apology for the “dick” comment, but reiterated his earlier point that “that ‘Superman’ shit is wack” (not an invalid argument).
We weren’t even going to weigh in on any of this until Kanye West got involved (“Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be,” he writes on his blog), but as admirers of Ice T’s work on Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, as well as his many hits about the inefficacy of the police, we’re a little disappointed that he’d partake in such a lame beef that requires us to acknowledge Soulja Boy’s existence for the first time in months.