It’s been 36 years since Ice-T’s film debut in “Breakin'” – but he relived those Poppins and Lockins moments on Sunday night in the premiere of Fox’s “The Masked Dancer”

The SVU star “Law & Order” and OG Rapper was the first celeb to be exposed on new spin-off “Masked Singer” (scroll down to view it), but he told Variety he was reluctant to do the show at first

“I said [my manager],” Yo, my dance days are over, “said Ice-T.” I used to do breakdancing, but now I can [only] breakdance in my head. My bones don’t move with it same speed I did martial arts so I could kick you in the head Right now I’m throwing the same kick and aiming at your head It will likely meet you somewhere in your pocket. The altitude is just not there anymore ”

Even so, Ice-T said his daughter was a huge fan of “The Masked Singer,” and he assumed it would be fine since Li’l Wayne and Busta Rhymes had done “Masked Singer” “Some of mine Colleagues have already been on the show I respect that, “he said

On “The Masked Dancer”, Ice-T danced in disco ball costume to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars Although the information package even showed Disco Ball pouring a glass of iced tea (and pointing to a shark fin – “Fin” is the name of his “SVU” character) none of the panelists found out

“Someone said Quincy Jones and I thought damn Quincy Jones is like 86!” he said “But other than that, they could say I was black, that was one thing. But it’s harder than the ‘singer’ because you don’t get anything, you just look at someone who is moving I don’t really know how they pick someone at least with the “singer” you get some kind of hint. But I just enjoy these shows and I think it’s like celebrities and famous people are just having fun and I think that looks good ”

Ice-T said he started learning choreography right away when he got on the production of “The Masked Dancer” But then came the costume which he said didn’t help his movements

“It’s not that hard – by the time you put that 20 pound head on,” he said, “And it just collapses to like without blowing your ass on TV with that big costume, you could fall really easily I went from trying to dance really hard to trying to just go out there and just not fall because now if you fall on national television you become a meme you will fall for the rest of your life! I kind of figured it out. In the end, I did some freestyle moves. I just went out to have fun ”

Brian Austin Green thought it was LL Cool J, Ken Jeong named Smokey Robinson, Paula Abdul suspected Ving Rhames, and Ashley Tisdale thought it might be Lionel Richie

Ice-T is also hoping to surprise his daughter, who was supposed to see the premiere on Sunday without knowing her father was on the show. “The main reason I did this was because my daughter was watching the show seen and watched her beetle, “he said

For “The Masked Dancer” the show features a different theme song as well as “Women in Black” (instead of “Singer’s” Men in Black “) accompanying the participants

The biggest differences, however, come from the clues used for “Dancer” and “Word Up”, in which each participant says a one-word clue about their identity with their real voice

Also, panelists ask the voted celebrity a question before logging into their final guess

This season’s costumes include zebra, tulip, sloth, exotic bird, cotton candy, cricket, disco ball, moth, ice cube and hammerhead shark

The show touts a cast of 10 celebrities who “have more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy Award wins, 20 Grammy Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times best-selling author’s titles and four Olympic titles have amassed gold medals and three Broadway appearances ”

“The Masked Dancer” changes at 8 p.m. to its regular Wednesday time slot on 6 January

“If Ice-T is a disco ball, you know anyone in damn costume can be anyone,” Ice-T said. “They just showed you that ‘hey, we’re far here, we can be anywhere We had ice as a starter so you know you will have trouble choosing the rest ‘”

Dance: “Everybody” by Backstreet Boys Word Up: “Dramatic” Voice-Over: “As a shark, I always killed it. I’m a workaholic But it was never easy for me. I made it happen. I became famous almost too quickly That early fame felt great at the time, but then it felt like my best moments were behind me, I’d walked away from what I was and then moved on to what I thought I was everyone wanted me to be i just realized i wasn’t happy now i visit everything i missed by swimming away from what is easy to swim towards everything that scared me before i have the Brakes on where my life was going. Now, if I move backwards, I move my life forward. Staying hungry for learning, love and lifePanel Guesses: Carrot Top, Joe Jonas, Zac Efron

Dance: “Fergalicious” by FergieWord Up: “Triple” Voice-Over: “Hey guys, I thought I had nothing to tell in this video But then I found this gem I don’t want this to be like any of these Stories of good and bad sounds like But growing up I was bullied all the time “I’m allergic to you” You smell like dirt”” OK, Bloomer”” My confidence fell. But I tried my best not to get trolls on my head. I packed up my things and found a new, sunnier place to call home. People were cold with the strange things about me for the first time Sometimes I felt like I could really breathe and be myself. Tonight my dance is dedicated to everyone trying to find their place in the world. After all, we are all there togetherPanel conjectures: Charli D’Amelio, Ariana Grande, Heather Morris

Dance: “Jump (For My Love)” by the Pointer Sisters Word Up: “Accomplished” Voice-Over: “Honestly, I never thought I’d do a show like this I, cricket, dance? No way But I always bet on myself I had to try I was pretty lucky in life But when it came to love I always felt like I was going punk I needed support, a foundation to stand on But then it was love at first sight I hit the jackpot and we became the ultimate power couple She was my rock and I was her apprentice She taught me the art of balance Tonight I’m ready to jump for my love Panel Guesses: Ryan Reynolds, Jim Carrey, Ian Ziering, Ashton Kutcher

Dance: “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry feat SnowWord Up: “Scored” Voice-Over: “Deep in remote tropical terrain we find a species of bird in its natural habitat on top of a racetrack” Hey, who has that That’s my story I’m an exotic bird and here are a few things about me As you can probably see, I’m a little competitive I started out as a teenager I was lucky enough to win big pretty quickly but after that was it definitely not just felt very offended for losing, to my relationships, even just because I was a big bird But I’m not going to let these molesters control my life win or lose, I’ll keep flying Panel Conjectures: Hope Solo, Jennifer Hudson, Venus Williams

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