Robert Van Winkle, better known to you guys as rapper Vanilla Ice, says his arrest on suspicion of burglary and theft in Florida was "a misunderstanding." The singer is suspected of stealing property in the town of Lantana after missing pieces of furniture and bicycles were found at his own home. 

Vanilla IceVanilla Ice says his arrest has been "blown out of proportion"

Winkle was working on a nearby house for his renovation show - the Vanilla Ice Project on the DIY network - when arrested for the theft. Police say that items he allegedly stole have been returned to the owner of the home next door to where Winkle was working. The singer's legal team is yet to officially comment on the case though after leaving police custody the rapper said he was innocent.

"It's a misunderstanding, it's been blown out of proportion. It's sad that good news doesn't travel this fast. I can't talk about all that right now. It's unfortunate."

"It'll all get cleared up. You'll see."

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Real estate broker Jim Lovely, who has been taking care of the million dollar home that was burgled, said the thieves busted through a gate with a shovel and broke into the garage. He said those responsible also cut the expensive pool heater and took it. 

Mr Van Winkle sold over 15 million copies of his single Ice Ice Baby in 1990 though his career faded rapidly and he's since turned to reality TV.

In 2008, he was arrested for allegedly pushing his wife and in 2001 he spent the night in prison after being arrested following a domestic dispute.

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