Rapper Ice-T says he almost 'shot' an Amazon delivery driver

  • Ice-T said he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver because the worker wasn't wearing a uniform.
  • "Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it," Ice-T tweeted. "I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night.... Just sayin."
  • An Amazon executive tweeted in response: "Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF'ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer."

Rapper Ice-T said Tuesday that he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver because the worker wasn't wearing a uniform.

He shared the episode on Twitter and said Amazon should require its employees to wear vests identifying themselves as Amazon workers.  

"Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it," Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow, tweeted. "I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night.... Just sayin."

Another Twitter user asked whether the worker was wearing a uniform.

Ice-T responded: "No. They don't wear ANY uniform. Just regular people workin... I ain't mad at them. Just sayin. That shit ain't safe.." 

Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, responded to Ice-T directly after Business Insider reached out to Amazon for a comment on the rapper's tweet. 

"Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion," Clark tweeted. "We MF'ing love you and our drivers. Lots of innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer."

The tracking feature Clark referenced is Amazon Map Tracking, which notifies customers when their drivers are within 10 stops of their address.

Amazon is rapidly growing its delivery workforce as it races to build a last-mile logistics system comparable to major carriers including UPS, FedEx, and USPS.

Unlike major carriers, however, many Amazon delivery drivers work without Amazon-branded uniforms or any sort of signage on their vehicles. These can include Amazon Flex drivers, who are independent contractors, as well as drivers employed by third-party courier companies that Amazon calls delivery service partners. 

More drivers are donning Amazon uniforms lately, however, after the company last year started offering special deals to its delivery service partners on branded uniforms and vans. Some Amazon delivery stations provide Flex drivers with yellow safety vests.

At the same time, Amazon recently sued the Town of Braintree, Massachusetts, over a requirement that Amazon brand its delivery vans as part of a zoning proposal for a new warehouse, the Boston Globe reports

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: (L-R) Coco and Ice-T attend Endless Happy Hour at TGI Fridays on March 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: (L-R) Ice-T and Coco attend Endless Happy Hour at TGI Fridays on March 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Ice-T and Coco Austin attend the Bailey House Gala & Auction 2017 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on March 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MOUNT POCONO, PA - MARCH 04: Coco and Ice-T attend Mount Airy Casino Resort on March 4, 2017 in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort )
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Ice-T, Chanel Nicole Marrow and Coco Austin are seen arriving at the Rookie USA fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Coco Austin and Ice T walk the runway for Air Jordan for the Rookie USA collection during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Ice-T, Coco Austin and Chanel Nicole Marrow pose backstage at the Rookie USA fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Actor/rapper Ice-T and actress Coco Austin attends the TV Guide celebrates Mariska Hargitay at Gansevoort Park Avenue on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Rapper Ice-T and actress Coco Austin attend Heidi Klum's 17th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka at Vandal on October 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Ice T, Chanel and CoCo attend 2 Girls Grow In Brooklyn 'Sip & Shop' Launch Event at Baco Dumbo on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) -- Episode 421 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor/rapper Ice T, Coco Austin and host Seth Meyers backstage on September 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 17 Ice-T And Coco hosted and performed at The Pool After Dark, Harrah?s Resort on Saturday September 17, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo Tom Briglia/ WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Coco Austin and Ice-T attend the KYBOE! fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Kyboe!)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Ice T and Coco Austin at Dinner Honoring Missy Elliot & Lil Kim Jue Lan Club on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 27: Actor/rapper Ice-T (L) and his wife, model Nicole 'Coco' Austin, attend Austin's birthday party at Foxtail Nightclub at SLS Las Vegas on March 27, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0439 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ice-T and Coco Austin show off their daughter Chanel Nicole Marrow during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 23, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 19: Coco Austin and Ice-T attend the salute to Dick Wolf at the 33rd annual PaleyFest at Dolby Theatre on March 19, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Ice-T & Coco host The Pool After Dark, Harrah's Atlantic City on Saturday March 12, 2016 in Atlantic City, United States.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Ice-T and Coco Austin (R) attend the Paley Center For Media's Hollywood Tribute To African-American Achievements in Television, Presented by JPMorgan & Co. on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Paley Center For Media)
Ice-T And Coco hosted and performed at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday November 07, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): CoCo and Ice-T -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Ice-T and Coco at HuffPost Live on July 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by MPI02/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Coco and Ice T visit the SiriusXM Studios on July 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Ice-T and Coco Austin attend the '2015 NBC Upfront Presentation' red carpet arrivals at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: (L-R) Treach, Cicely Evans, Coco Austin and Ice-T attend Coco Austin's birthday party The Leonora on April 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Television Personality Coco Austin and Actor Ice-T attend the 'Top Five' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) 'King Maximus', actress and model Coco Austin, actor and musician Ice-T and 'Sparticus' arrive for the 15th Anniversary Bash for the Bulldogs Fundraising Celebration at Rosenthal Pavilion on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Coco Austin and Ice-T attend 'Heidi Klum's 15th Annual Halloween Party' at TAO Downtown on October 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
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