OFFSTAGE: Ice T Honored by Taylor Swift Impression

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Ice T plays Taylor Swift’s favorite character on her favorite show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (He has played Detective Fin on the show since 2000.) And when he called in to Chicago’s country radio station WUSN Tuesday (April 24), the DJs played him a clip of an interview they’d done with Swift where she does her Fin impression with this random and hypothetical investigative report: “The perp broke in the back door,” she says in her best Harlem accent. “We think that we saw him leave the side entrance, but I got some witnesses on the joint that wouldn’t tell us what they saw. You know, witnesses.” So what did Ice T think about T Swift? That it was a decent impersonation. “That was very good. That was better than the guy on Saturday Night Live,” he said. “Tell her thank you for the love. And I’m honored.” He added that if anyone says anything bad about Swift, he will now have to punch them in the face.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.