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Did Ice-T Say He Was 'Robbed at a Gas Station in NJ'?

The rapper reportedly said his “money is gone.”

Published Mar 24, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Ice T at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City.  (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images) (Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Ice T at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images)
Claim:
In a Twitter post shared on March 24, 2022, rapper Ice-T said that he was “robbed at a gas station in NJ.”
Context

Ice-T did, in fact, state that he had been “robbed at a gas station in NJ” in a tweet, but the social media post was meant as a joke poking fun at the high price of gas.

In a Twitter post shared on March 24, 2022, rapper Ice-T said that he was “robbed at a gas station in NJ” — but the tweet was made in jest at a time when gas prices were increasing at the fastest rate on record

"I was robbed at a gas station in NJ last night. After my hands stopped trembling..I managed to call the cops and they were quick to respond and calmed me down..... My money is gone.. the police asked me if I knew who did it..I said yes.. it was pump number 9…"

In the first four hours of its posting, the tweet had been liked more than 327,000 times and retweeted nearly 48,000 times, quickly leading it to trend on Twitter:

As of this publication, AAA reported that the nationwide average price for regular gas was $4.23 per gallon, just 10 cents short of the highest recorded average price on record. 

Because Ice-T did say that he had been “robbed at gunpoint” — albeit the statement was a joke — we have rated this claim as “Correct Attribution.” 


Sources: 

AAA Gas Prices. 24 Mar. 2022, https://web.archive.org/web/20220324071349/https:/gasprices.aaa.com/.

Dapena, Kara. “Gas Prices Shoot Up at Fastest Rate on Record.” Wall Street Journal, 22 Mar. 2022. www.wsj.com, https://www.wsj.com/articles/gasoline-prices-shoot-up-at-fastest-rate-on-record-11647957303.

“https://Twitter.Com/Finallevel/Status/1506998392328794117.” Twitter, https://twitter.com/finallevel/status/1506998392328794117. Accessed 24 Mar. 2022.

Madison Dapcevich is a former writer for Snopes.

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