You already know that Ice-T isn’t the rapper’s real name, but you probably don’t know where the moniker comes from. In a new episode of Untold Stories of Hip Hop, though, the musician is revealing the story behind it. While sharing how he lost both of his parents by the age of 17, Ice, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow, reveals that being an orphan made him cold to people around him. Because of his standoffish behavior, he earned himself a chilly nickname — and it stuck. Check out the video above to see In Touch‘s exclusive clip from the October 31 episode.

Ice T Reveals How He Got His Name on Untold Stories of Hip Hop

Growing Up Hip Hop: New York airs on We TV Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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