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Coco Austin Steps Out in Colorful, Cleavage-Baring Dress with Ice-T at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

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Coco Austin pulled out all the fashion stops for Monday’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

The 37-year-old model took to the red carpet along with her husband, actor and former rap star Ice-T, but it was Austin who stole the show.

The new mom sported a colorful, skin-tight dress with a revealing cutout at the cleavage. Ice-T opted for a more casual look, wearing a black shirt and jeans with a dark blue jacket.

While her wardrobe commanded attention, Austin couldn’t help but shift her focus to her new daughter, 7-month-old Chanel Nicole.

“She wants to be here tonight,” Austin told PEOPLE at the event. “She’s at home with one of my friends tonight. She almost says ‘hi’ now. It’s more of a ‘ha.’ ”

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So will little Chanel follow in her father’s footsteps and take up a career in the rap industry?

“No, I’m going to try to steer her away from that just because I know how hard it is to rap and I know how hard [Ice-T] had to go through life, so it’s not the most easiest road,” the new mom said. “I just want her to take a different route just because dad had a hard time with it.”

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Although her “mini me” stayed home, Austin said she was excited to attend the event and have dinner with rap star Lil’ Kim afterward. But not before getting a glimpse of rap duo Salt-N-Pepa.

“I honestly love Salt-N-Pepa, I grew up with them,” Austin told PEOPLE. “I was that 9-year-old girl trying to pop my butt on chairs.”

What do you think of Austin’s revealing outfit? Share below.

–Char Adams and Jazmine Polk