Vanilla Ice - Did You Know?

Vanilla Ice - Did You Know?December 3, 2018

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American rapper and actor, Vanilla Ice.




Vanilla Ice (real name: Robert Matthew Van Winkle) is an American rapper, television host and actor.

Here are a few interesting facts about Vanilla Ice:

1. He dated Madonna in 1990 for 8 months, and even appeared in her book "Sex."

2. In his early career, Vanilla Ice tried to portray an image of being from the wrong side of the tracks, when, in truth, he was from a middle class fairly well-to-do family.

3. Vanilla Ice was 16 years old when he wrong the song "Ice Ice Baby", but in 1990, he was sued by the band Queen and singer David Bowie for ripping of their song "Under Pressure" for the bass line for Ice Ice Baby. The case was eventually settled out of court.

Vanilla Ice also survived a suicide attempt, and as a result decided to change his musical style and lifestyle. His later albums failed to chart or receive much airplay on the raido, but he still had an underground following.

In 2009, Vanilla Ice began hosting The Vanilla Ice Project, and in 2011, his latest album, called WTF Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus, was released.

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