Quote: "He's not the type of artist one would expect to perform at a concert celebrating one of the seminal moments in the American civil rights movement but Vanilla Ice was in the Soul Train Awards two years ago and he's a really cool person. When we call him for things, he likes working with us and we like working with him." Paxton Baker, the president of BET Event Productions, on adding white rapper Vanilla Ice to the Salute Selma concert line-up in Alabama this weekend (07-08Mar15), which will feature Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, Ruben Studdard and Doug E Fresh. The event marks the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic voting-rights march.
Fact: Rapper Vanilla Ice has helped a couple from Florida reveal its big baby news on Facebook.com by appearing in an announcement photo with the parents-to-be. The star agreed to a request from Jason and Emily Teck and posed between the couple, with the husband holding a cup of ice, Vanilla Ice pointing to himself and Emily touching her growing baby belly. The accompanying message read: "Baby Teck coming May 2015".
Tweet: "life is short. Friend of mine passed away last night in his 40s. Don't stress, don't panic, smile as much as possible." Rapper-turned-reality star Vanilla Ice is reminded about the fragility of life after losing a close pal.
Tweet: "Today a hip-hop soldier has fallen, I will pay respect by wearing my clothes backwards. Kris Kross." Rapper Vanilla Ice pledges to wear his clothes backwards on Thursday (02May13) in tribute to Kris Kross star Chris Kelly's unusual fashion style. Kelly died on Wednesday (01May13).
Quote: "I see similarities. He's a great guy, he's doing great out there right now. Let's hope it doesn't trainwreck, because I had a weekend that lasted a few years... There's gonna be some growing pains and everybody's gonna be watching; it's gonna be entertaining. I wish him all the best." Former rapper Vanilla Ice sees a lot of himself in Justin Bieber.
Tweet: "Im dealing with hurricane Isaac. We had flooding but everybody's okay here in Florida, let's hope they're going to be okay in New Orleans... I live in South Florida, and Isaac flooded us, but I think it's picking up speed in the golf (sic) before it hits New Orleans..." Rapper Vanilla Ice has been feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac as it nears the U.S. coastline.
Quote: "I want to hit arenas and really put on a big show. I want lasers, pyros and all that stuff, a huge production. There are a few acts I like that would be great to support me - Tinie Tempah, he would be cool. I like Dizzee Rascal too. We hung out at Glastonbury and some of the other festivals so if Tinie can't do it maybe he will." Rapper-turned-Tv star Vanilla Ice is planning his stage comeback.
Quote: "They take a little bit of the truth and they polish it up and they make it more exciting, more glamorous... He never hung me from a balcony." Vanilla Ice disputes claims rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight once dangled him from a hotel balcony.
Fact: Rapper-turned-reality star Vanilla Ice was the latest contestant to be booted off U.K. TV competition Dancing On Ice on Sunday (27Feb11). After learning his fate, he said: "I've had a great time. I appreciate the whole experience - it's been a great adventure."
Fact: Rapper Vanilla Ice will have a permanent reminder of his time on U.K. reality show Dancing On Ice when the series ends next month (Mar11) - he's sporting a small scar above his left eye, after a fall in January (11) left him needing four stitches.
Fact: Rapper Vanilla Ice, former singer Kerry Katona, Australian actor/singer CRAIG MCLACHLAN and Absolutely Fabulous star NADIA SAWALHA are among the new celebrity line-up for U.K. reality contest Dancing On Ice.
Fact: Rapper Vanilla Ice will perform at legendary U.K. music festival Glastonbury in June (10). The ICE ICE BABY hitmaker will take to the stage at the annual event at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England on 24 June (10), according to his MySpace page.
Fact: Rapper Vanilla Ice is teaming up with talent show rejects JOHN & EDWARD for a new version of his 1990 hit ICE ICE BABY. The Irish twins, who competed in the U.K.'s The X Factor last year (09), are set to release the track as their debut single.
Fact: Rapper Vanilla Ice is reviving his career in South Africa by signing on to appear in TV commercials for Castle Lite beer. The star scored a big hit in 1990 with his single ICE ICE BABY but has failed to replicate the same success in his latest ventures.