Mariska Hargitay Calls SVU Costar Ice-T ‘the OG of Friendship’ at Drag of Reputation Ceremony

Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay have a friendship that’ll final longer than any superstar on the bottom!

On Friday, the Law and Mutter: Particular Victims Unit actor and track icon, 65, modified into once honored with a superstar on the Hollywood Drag of Reputation all over a ceremony stuffed with company from throughout his profession. Ice-T’s valuable other Coco Austin and 7-year-susceptible daughter Chanel were display screen, and so were Ice Dice, Chuck D, Dick Wolf — and naturally, Hargitay.

“The motive that you can also have reputation in my heart is as a consequence of you can also very smartly be the OG of friendship,” Hargitay, 59, told Ice-T, whose accurate title is Tracy Marrow, all over her speech. “You are my accurate deal, my splendid blue, legit, unshakable buddy, and I will be able to’t recount you what that option to me.”

Ice-T poses with his valuable other Coco Austin and their daughter Chanel at the Hollywood Drag of Reputation.
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“As straight forward and as deep and as impartial as that is, and I do know that in your heart and in your marrow how fat the note ‘buddy’ is after I whine it to you, nonetheless I will tag it anyway. You might possibly possibly additionally were such a pleasure in my existence,” she persisted. “You are the embodiment of loyalty. You recount the true fact. You shield it accurate.”

Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay pose for a photo.
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Ice-T’s SVU costar then spread out about her years spent laughing — and grieving — with her buddy, as smartly as his grateful outlook on existence. As she explained, in her 22 years by Ice-T’s aspect, Hargitay has never heard him bitch.

“My dear, dear, sweet, engaging, fearless, outlandish, fierce, impartial, treasured Ice-T, welcome to this sacred apartment,” she concluded. “My mother and I are cosy to have you right here.”

For the interval of Ice-T’s speech, he wore a pair of sun shades that he said were “no longer for vogue” — usually in declare to conceal up any tears when Hargitay, Wolf and Chuck D gave touching speeches about him.

“I never thought I would procure a superstar — in fact? I mean, the arrive my existence modified into once going, it modified into once what can we come up in Hollywood and resolve,” he said. “We were in fact out right here causing accurate concerns. And this modified into once simply out of the expect. Picture industry modified into once simply out of the expect.”

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The rapper then reflected on his poke into hip-hop, and later his feature in Mario Van Peebles’ 1991 film Original Jack City. And after thanking his company for being a portion of his poke that has since led him to the long-working television issue, he also had a special shoutout for these that don’t seem to be necessarily company (and even fans) at all.

“Final nonetheless no longer least, I want to thank the motherf—— haters, as a consequence of you in fact accomplish me procure up in the morning and be the ultimate that I will likely be,” he said. “The total naysayers, the total of us that desired to complete my profession, now I’m on the Drag of Reputation b—- ass motherf——, and that is the reason the motivation! You might possibly possibly additionally have bought to let the haters encourage you.”

“If it wasn’t for the haters, I surely set no longer want pulled this off, I issue to God,” he persisted. “I’m gonna give you so phenomenal extra to detest in some unspecified time in the future.”

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