Ice-T thinks there's been a ''p***yfication of the male sex''.

The 56-year-old rapper, who raps that ''manhood's dead'' on his album 'Manslaughter', believes men have become too soft and this has allowed women to step up as the dominant gender.

He told The Guardian newspaper: ''I think right now you're dealing with the p***yfication of the male sex. Men are just being so passive, very politically correct.

''This has nothing to do with the gay male - I have no problem with that.

''Men are just soft. It's OK to say you want to be a woman, but try to be a man and there's something wrong with that.''

Ice - who is married to the curvaceous Coco Austin - thinks ''women want power'' and have become more assertive than the opposite sex.

He explained: ''One of my buddies told me, 'For you to be a man, a bitch has definitely taken a position.' If you're with your girl and you're like, 'Where should we park? I don't know...', she'll be like, 'Park here!'

''Women want power. But at the same time they've made men feel uncomfortable about speaking their feelings.''

The rapper also revealed that he's never felt it was necessary to hide his larger-than-life hip-hop lifestyle from his children when they were growing up.

He said: ''My son grew up with people smoking weed and drinking, right in his face. All I could do was say, 'There's an adult world and a kid world. You live in a kid world. Adults can say that, you can't. You can say other s**t once you can drive.' ''