Ice-T is getting brutally honest about an unaired episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit inspired by President Donald Trump.
The long-delayed episode, titled “Unstoppable,” stars Gary Cole as a larger-than-life businessman and presidential candidate whose campaign is marred by several allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
According to star Ice-T, who plays Detective Fin Tutuloa on the hit NBC cop drama, the controversial episode “wasn’t one of our best shows.”
Speaking with Vanity Fair recently, the 59-year-old actor admitted, “I don’t even think it’s worth showing.”
“Unstoppable” was supposed to air in October but was then delayed several times and subsequently pulled from the schedule all together.
According to Ice-T, the episode was made before some of the more serious allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against Trump, and the rapper and actor speculated that producers may have thought the story line would be too on-the-nose.
“Law & Order wants to be close, but not too close,” Ice-T explained.
However, the rapper said he doesn’t really care one way or another about whether or not the episode ever sees the light of day.
“They paid me for it,” Ice-T said. “I don’t give a f**k, really. I got my money!”
Since fans might not ever get a chance to see the episode — and because he already got his money — Ice-T had no qualms about spoiling the whole story.
“There was this guy who was running for president—he was very Trump-ish, and girls were coming out of the woodwork saying he was raping them,” he recalled, adding that as investigators got closer and closer, “it comes out that he was innocent.”
“He didn’t do it. So we’ve got to apologize, and he’s still doing his thing, talking his s**t,” he continued. “And it turns out that his campaign advisor, who was his best friend, was booby-trapping him because he knew he would be terrible for America!”
Ice-T went on to say that the episode might have come off seeming too “cheesy or corny” given the seriousness of the real accusations against the then-candidate, and now that Trump is president, “to put it out now, it’s old and stuff. So I think they just got rid of it. I don’t know if they burned the s**t or whatever.”
In January, Law & Order: SVU creator Dick Wolf addressed the controversial episode at the NBC’s Television Critics Association press tour, where he admitted that he doesn’t know when the episode will air, adding, “I suspect it will be this spring, but I don’t know.” For more on the long-delayed episode, check out the video below.
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.