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Ice-T wants to know who the heck Dril is

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Don’t @ me!

Everyone who is Extremely Online is familiar with @dril. The Twitter account is a perfect satire of what it’s like to be on the social media site. Politicians, celebrities, and other people have unknowingly replicated the format of @dril’s tweets—which usually causes ridicule. But, sometimes, telling a person that their tweet sounded like a @dril tweet is a compliment. Especially when that person is Ice-T, who tweets funny and blunt takes to his more than 1 million followers.

On Sunday, Twitter user @portal_narlish compared Ice-T to @dril after the rapper and actor tweeted: “NOTICE: Please don’t Tweet @ me if you’re just gonna Delete your comment when I simply Reply…”

Dril fans seemed to agree that Ice-T’s tweet mimicked the idiosyncratic style of the anonymous Twitter account. But one person didn’t get the joke—Ice-T.

Ice-T was humble about his lack of knowledge about this aspect of internet culture. “No diss…Please explain to me what’s Dril?” he tweeted.

His fans offered explanations:

And everyone generally went crazy over the fact that Ice-T was asking his fans to explain a meme.

Ice-T probably knows who @dril is now. But his recent tweets still resemble the anonymous online personality. In other words, they’re great.

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.