‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Ice-T Drops Epic Performance Pic From ‘1st Show Back Since the Pandemic Shutdown’

by Jacklyn Krol

Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T has returned to live music.

In case you didn’t know, Ice-T spends his downtime away from the series performing in his heavy metal band Body Count. He co-founded the group back in 1990 when he just began to establish himself as a rapper. He shared a photo on Instagram of his first concert back since 2020 when live music was put on pause.

“Just rocked the stage at ‘RockFest’ Wisconsin. 1st show back since the pandemic shutdown. Great crowd, great show! 🔥 Great to be back in Action!”

The band’s genre is ever-evolving and features notes of metal, rock, alternative, hip hop, and rap. There is no typical fan of theirs, or for that matter, any style of music.

“You can’t pick the average Body Count fan,” the Law & Order: SVU actor said in an interview. He noted that you can’t pick a typical Ice-T fan or hip-hop fan. Essentially, don’t judge a book by its cover. Hip-hop has gray hair now. In the same sense, the oldest cat standing in the corner could’ve been a guy you would see in the mosh pits back in the day. So, I don’t know. “

‘Law & Order: SVU”s Future

Law & Order: SVU will return for Season 23 this fall. During this next season, it will reach a historic milestone that only four other television series have reached. It will celebrate its 500th episode. Be sure to set your DVRs for September 23, 2021, when it returns with a 2-hour special episode. This will be followed by the Season 2 premiere of the spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime. The following week, the spinoff will get two episodes back to back before returning to hour episodes each.

Ice-T, a.k.a. Detective Fin Tutuola appeared in 456 episodes of the series, the second most. Captain Olivia Benson, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay, has appeared in a total of 494 episodes and every season.

Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight teased what’s to come with CinemaBlend. He hopes to have an interesting yet subtle way to reference 500 episodes during the history-making episode.

“I would like at least part of the 500th to be [ours]…sometimes it’s nice to have it be your birthday party and not a group birthday party. It’s okay for people to come to the party, but it feels like 500 is an insane milestone. And so I would hope we have a moment to acknowledge it. Obviously, in the episode, we won’t say happy 500—but maybe I will look for a way to cheat that in,” he explained.