Rapper Ice T 'nearly shot' an Amazon delivery driver

Rapper Ice T has suggested delivery drivers should wear uniforms after confessing he nearly shot one near his home.

Ice T, real name Tracy Lauren Marrow, said it is unsafe for drivers to make their deliveries without anything to mark them out as staff from web giant Amazon.

The rapper tweeted: "Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it..... I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night.... Just sayin."

Responding later to someone asking him if the man was wearing a delivery man uniform, he said: "No. They don't wear ANY uniform. Just regular people workin.. I ain't mad at them. Just sayin. That s*** ain't safe.."

It's not clear if Ice T had forgotten he was expecting a delivery that day.

Dave Clark, head of operations at Amazon, tweeted the musician back, writing: "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."

Ice T's suggestion went down well with some people on Twitter who admitted they had been nervous when they saw unmarked cars pull up outside their homes.

But one driver explained working with Amazon was a "side hustle".

According to Business Insider, Amazon employs Flex drivers as independent contractors and not all of them will wear a type of uniform.

Some delivery stations give their Flex drivers vests, and the company has recently run offers on its branded vans and clothes to help drivers.