42 Facts About Vanilla Ice

1. Vanilla Ice was born Robert van Winkle on October 31, 1967.

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2. Vanilla Ice responded to in a magazine interview with Vibe saying that Eminem "raps like a girl".

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3. In 2010, Vanilla Ice was featured on the debut single of the Irish duo Jedward, a mashup of "Under Pressure" and "Ice Ice Baby".

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4. As part of the campaign, Vanilla Ice was placed on "trial", and was voted innocent by users of the campaign website.

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5. In March 2009, Vanilla Ice participated in a Virgin Mobile advertising campaign titled "Right Music Wrongs", apologizing for his 1990s image.

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6. In 2007, Nike released Vanilla Ice shoes for their Fallen Heroes pack.

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7. Vanilla Ice appears as a video game character in Championship Motocross released in 2001 on PlayStation 2.

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8. Vanilla Ice answered back to most of his critics in the song "Hit 'em Hard".

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9. Vanilla Ice responded to "Pop Goes the Weasel" with his 1992 song "The Wrath".

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10. Vanilla Ice is a big fan of 50s and 60s reggae and Bob Marley's work and has stated that he enjoys Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, and System of a Down.

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11. Vanilla Ice stated that his musical style was influenced by underground music, rather than mainstream music, and that his influences included hip hop and funk artists such as Funkadelic, Rick James, Roger Troutman, Egyptian Lover and Parliament.

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12. Vanilla Ice performs with a live drummer and DJ, and sometimes sprays his audience with bottled water.

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13. In February 2015, Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary residence and grand theft after he allegedly stole furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items from a Florida home he believed to be vacant.

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14. Vanilla Ice appeared in West Palm Beach court on September 2007 to be arraigned for driving with an expired license.

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15. In January 2001, Vanilla Ice was arrested by police in Davie, Florida for assaulting his wife, Laura.

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16. In August 8, 1988, Vanilla Ice was arrested in South Dallas for illegal drag racing.

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17. Vanilla Ice describes himself as a "Juggalo", a fan of Psychopathic Records hip hop groups.

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18. Vanilla Ice married Laura Giaritta in 1997; they have two daughters, Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze (born 2000).

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19. For the last three years, Vanilla Ice has been one of the main headliners for the worldwide 'I Love the 90s Tour'.

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20. On January 1, 2017, Vanilla Ice was invited by Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records to take part in the free concert, the Juggalo March On Washington (September 17, 2017) as well as feature in the Family Psypher.

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21. On September 15, 2013, Vanilla Ice performed at the halftime show of a Houston Texans game.

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22. On May 12, 2012, Vanilla Ice helped in the launch of the Mr Freeze Reverse Blast roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington with a free concert for valid daily park ticket or 2012 Season Pass holders.

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23. In December 2011, Vanilla Ice played Captain Hook in the Chatham, Kent Central Theatre pantomime production of Peter Pan, a role that previously belonged to Henry Winkler.

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24. In the film, Vanilla Ice portrayed an exaggerated version of himself, called Uncle Vanny.

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25. In June 2011, Vanilla Ice filmed a role in the film That's My Boy.

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26. In early 2011, Vanilla Ice appeared on the sixth season of the UK show Dancing on Ice as well as various ice skating tours surrounding the show.

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27. Vanilla Ice reunited with his former DJ; Floyd 'Earthquake' Brown for the shows overseas.

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28. Vanilla Ice was a part of The Back2Kool concert tour with Turbo B and MC Hammer, playing worldwide in late 2010.

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29. Vanilla Ice recorded his verse for their album Planet Jedward and appeared in the music video.

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30. Vanilla Ice was a special musical guest at the 2010 National Television Awards in January, performing with Jedward for their remix and debut single "Under Pressure".

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31. In 2007, Vanilla Ice returned to a spin-off of The Surreal Life titled The Surreal Life: Fame Games where he again trashed the set after being voted off.

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32. Vanilla Ice made a song titled Ninja Rap 2 which was set to be a hardcore remix.

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33. In July 2001, Vanilla Ice performed at the second Gathering of the Juggalos.

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34. In October 2000, Vanilla Ice announced that his next album would be titled Skabz, and that Chuck D was confirmed to appear on the album.

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35. In late 1995, Vanilla Ice set up a recording studio in Miami and joined a grunge band, Pickin Scabz.

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36. Vanilla Ice attempted suicide with a heroin overdose on July 4, 1994 but was revived by his friends.

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37. On March 22, 1994, Vanilla Ice released his second studio album, Mind Blowin'.

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38. In 1993, Vanilla Ice toured Eastern Europe again and premiered songs off his upcoming album in St Petersburg, Russia in front of President Boris Yeltsin.

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39. Vanilla Ice served as a spokesperson for Nike and Coca-Cola throughout 1991 and 1992.

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40. In late 1991, Vanilla Ice appeared in the Circus of the Stars and Sideshow, driving his motorcycle through a wall of fire.

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41. In January 1987, Vanilla Ice was stabbed five times during a scuffle outside of City Lights.

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42. Vanilla Ice would be joined on stage with his disc jockey D-Shay and Zero as well as Earthquake, the local disc jockey at City Lights.

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