"This Is What It's All About"

Ice-T enjoyed a trip to the Bahamas with his wife, Coco Austin, and their daughter, Chanel Nicole. The celebrity father took to Instagram on Thursday (May 19) to share pictures from his family’s vacation.


“For me, this is what it’s all about,” Ice-T told his social media followers. The celebrity father also uploaded a candid of his daughter exploring sea creatures at the Atlantis Museum. Chanel also had a blast poolside with her mom who made certain that she and her daughter wore matching swimsuits.

“Besties for life,” the caption underneath one of Chanel Nicole’s Instagram photos read. “We take our matching seriously.”

Ice-T and Coco Austin took in the positive vibes offered in the Bahamas weeks after social media accused Coco of sexualizing Chanel Nicole. The celebrity mom shared a candid on her daughter’s Instagram page that featured Chanel hugging her stuffed animal while wearing a onesie.

“I wanted to act like a baby for a day so mommy got me a baby onesie,” the caption read. “I’m 6 yrs old but still can fit in an 18-month-old onesie,” the Instagram post further explained. “I guess I am petite like they say.”

Some thought the Instagram post was cute. Others, however, took issue with Chanel wearing a onesie fit for an 18-month-old while hugging her stuffed animal.

“Why on earth would grown adults be posting this for a child,” one critic asked. “Do you not see the clearly predatory comments from men in this thread,” the social media follower further inquired. “This is disgusting. There is no reason your 6 yr old needs an account.”

Another critic wrote, “Looks like she’s being ‘groomed’ to be like her mom to model provocatively like she does and it’s disgusting. She’s only six, a baby, geez, stop it. Kids at this age love and want to please their mom but she’s too young for this crap and she doesn’t understand the implications of it all. This is so sad to see.”

Chanel Nicole is Ice-T and Coco Austin’s only child together. Ice-T has three kids – Chanel, Letesha, and Tracy Jr. – in all.

Photo: Ice-T/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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