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Ice-T still prefers doughnuts and tea to bagels and coffee

Ice-T has decided that he still doesn’t like bagels and coffee after recently trying them for the first time.

Earlier this month (Nov18), the star sparked a debate on social media when a fan of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit messaged him on a Twitter to ask why his character Fin Tutuola had chosen a cinnamon raisin-flavoured bagel in the latest episode, to which he responded that he had never eaten one before, and had avoided drinking coffee too.

Ice has since tried the foods for an advertisement for dating website Coffee Meets Bagel, but during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (28Nov18) he admitted that he wouldn’t be tempted to try them again.

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“I ate one (bagel) and one bite, it felt like I ate a loaf of bread. Why would I eat an unsweetened doughnut?” he said. “I’m good, I like jelly doughnuts. Black coffee, why would somebody do that to themselves? They put some cream, they put a little sugar in it, I got it. It’s cool. I prefer tea. Not because my name is Ice-T, I just prefer tea. Black people like sweet stuff, just in case you didn’t know. We don’t drink unsweetened tea, stuff like that, white people do that. Can I live?”

During the chat, Ice also explained that while it appeared that he had eaten the bagel on the episode of SVU, he had not actually tried any.

“What happened was, on the show, they wanted me to eat a bagel, I said, ‘I don’t eat bagels,’ but it was in the script. So, you know, I just did it. But I acted like I ate it, I didn’t eat it,” the 60-year-old recalled. “Then on Twitter, somebody goes, ‘Why that kind of bagel?’ I said, ‘Because it was in the script.’ They said, ‘What’s your favourite?’ And I said, ‘I’ve never had a bagel.’ And then everybody lost their goddamn minds.”

Ice concluded by noting that he doesn’t understand why fans are so concerned with his choices when many cut entire food groups from their diets.

“(I tell people), ‘My wife (Coco Austin) had never eaten a cheeseburger until she was 31,” he said. “And then I go, ”Cause she was a vegetarian,’ and they go, ‘Oh, I understand.’ Eat what you want to eat.”

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