Ice-t Jealous Of Will Smith's Success
Hip-hop star ICE-T found acting inspiration in the unlikely form of WILL SMITH - simply because he was jealous of the Oscar nominee's million dollar success. The rapper-turned-actor, who stars in LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT, confesses he was spurred on to concentrate on his acting career after learning Smith could command huge fees for film appearances. Ice-T, real name TRACY MARROW, tells AllHipHop.com, "I wanted to really focus on my acting because that's a great opportunity and I really wasn't taking it serious. "I was just doing movies here and there but I was like 'Will Smith is getting $20 million every movie, I really need to focus on my acting and step it up.'"