Ice-T Hits Back On Trolls After Coco Austin Reveals She’s Breastfeeding Their 5-Year-Old Daughter: ‘Why The F Are You Worried About MY Child’
Ice-T isn’t for trolls telling him what’s best for his family.
On Wednesday, the 63-year-old rapper and actor took to Twitter to clear up the controversy surrounding wife and model Coco Austin who decided to continue breastfeeding their 5-year-old daughter, Chanel Nicole. In a series of tweets, he addressed several users calling out himself and Austin, including one who said breastfeeding their daughter was “sexual and abusive.”
“Why the F are you worried about MY Child??? That’s a bit weird.. Now go back to the basement,” he replied.
In another tweet, he shared a photo of his wife and daughter, adding: “Newsflash! We’re feeding Chanel FOOD… She just likes to suck mom’s boobs every now and then… Me too!!! “
Numerous fans responded with their own breastfeeding stories, but also noted that breastfeeding for so long is not an anomaly.
“My kids breastfed until 5 or 6 years old, my last because I thought why not. She was my last and I let her stop when she was ready. It wasn’t her feeding, it was for comfort,” she said. a fan.
Another noted that breastfeeding is “comforting” and a “big boost” for a child’s immune system.
The conversation started after Austin’s recent interview with… Us Weekly, in which she revealed she was still breastfeeding their first child together, born in 2015 (Ice T has two grown children from previous relationships).
“Chanel still loves my boobs,” she said. “It’s a great moment of bonding for a mother and your child.”
Austin clarified that Chanel is breastfeeding and eating solid foods, adding that she has no plans to stop breastfeeding anytime soon.
‘Why would you take that from her? … If she doesn’t want it, okay, there you stop. But I’m not just going to say no,” she added.
The mother of one also came under fire in 2019 after she shared photos on her Instagram story of her breastfeeding her then 3-year-old daughter, with the pictures ‘when the breasts ring’ and ‘#NormalizeBreastfeeding’. She stood firm in her decision.
“A mother’s calling…I am so blessed to have this incredible experience in this thing called Nursing,” Austin said at the time. “I found it difficult to breastfeed in the first week of Chanel’s birth, I almost gave up but my family told me to wait another week. They told me I don’t want to miss this special moment you have with your child… health and bonding. I hung in there and now, almost 4 years later, Chanel still wants the boob.”