He wasn't in the movie, but in 1991 Ice-T had a lead role in another film set in a seedy crime culture, New Jack City
, where he played a cop. In 1992, his hardcore group Body Count released a song called "Cop Killer
" that earned him the ire of law enforcement and got him dropped from his label, but it also established him as a fearless voice in the face of authority. A few years later, his acting career took off, and in 2000 he landed a role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
, again as a cop.