Darlene Ortiz had a storied relationship with Ice T. So interesting that she decided to write a book about it.

During a recent interview with HipHopDX Senior Features Writer Ural Garrett, Ortiz talked about why she decided to write THE DEFINITION OF DOWN: My Life with Ice T.

“I’ve always wanted to do a book because I just felt like my life was an amazing story, things were taking place,” she said via a segment of today’s (December 23) DX Daily. “Even how I met my ex and things that were unfolding for us both and the growth of our relationship in West Coast Hip Hop, I just always thought it was amazing how things were happening and unfolding.”

Darlene Ortiz also talked about the struggle of not being able to write and publish her story until her son was old enough to read it.

“I couldn’t do it any earlier ’cause our son was underage so I waited for him to mature and grow up and said, ‘Okay, he can read some more of these things in the story,'” she explained. “I was like some stuff a kid couldn’t handle.”

Watch the full DX Daily segment featuring Darlene Ortiz below: