In November of 2004, Vanilla Ice was fined $220 in his hometown of Port St. Lucie, Florida, when his pets Poncho the goat and Bucky the Wallaroo (half kangaroo half wallaby) escaped from his backyard.
Vanilla Ice's mom Camilla Beth Van Winkle, was a part-time private music teacher in their home.
Vanilla Ice has blueish-green eyes.
Vanilla Ice wears a size 10 1/2 shoe.
Vanilla Ice's first solo tour started on January 16, 1991.
Vanilla Ice was once a motocross champion in Florida.
Vanilla Ice was the first white rapper in history to be honored with a platinum record.
Vanilla Ice has two daughters named Dusti Rain (born in 1998) and KeeLee Breeze (born in 2000.)
Vanilla Ice went to R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, but dropped out before graduating.
Vanilla Ice has a speedboat, fifteen jetskis, and twenty Yamaha sport bikes.
Vanilla Ice and Laura Giarritta were married on March 30, 1997.
Vanilla Ice is 5'11" tall.
He toured with Alanis Morissette in 1990.
Vanilla Ice earned $1,000,000 for his role in Cool As Ice.
Vanilla Ice was named one of People magazine's most beautiful people in 1991.
Vanilla Ice was arrested in 2001 for domestic violence against his wife. He pled guilty to disorderly conduct, and received probation, and was ordered into family counseling.
Vanilla Ice dated Madonna in 1992, and appears in her book, titled Sex.
Vanilla Ice appeared on the FOX network's celebrity Boxing, and was beaten by Todd Bridges, former star of Diff'rent Strokes.
Vanilla Ice released a two CD set in 2001, titled Bipolar, with: Chuck D, and the Wu Tang Clan contributing to the tracks.
Vanilla Ice accused Marion "Suge" Knight of dangling him over the side of a hotel balcony, in order to get him to sign over the royalties to his smash hit 'Ice Ice baby'. "Suge" Knight denies these allegations.
Vanilla Ice made a suicide attempt in 1994, because he was addicted to drugs, and he felt his career and personal life was a failure.
Vanilla Ice appeared in print ads and posters for Nike in 1992.
Vanilla Ice appeared in a television commercial for Coca-Cola in 1991.
Vanilla Ice released Mind Blowin' in 1994, with a new image: Tattoed, dreadlocked hair, and grunge styled clothing.
Vanilla Ice races motocross professionally, under the name Rob VanWinkle, he has earned over a hundred trophys for his riding efforts.
Vanilla Ice won the Golden Razzie Award for 'Worst New Star' for his starring role in the 1991 movie Cool As Ice.
Vanilla Ice wrote and performed the song Ninja Rap for the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze.
Vanilla Ice starred in the revised version of rebel Without A Cause, titled Cool As Ice. He played the bad boy in love with the innocent girl, who fell in forbidden love.
Vanilla Ice played a nightclub performer in the 1991 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze.
Vanilla Ice had spread the news that he was from a poor, gang infested neighborhood, and that he attended a predominately black high school. After the truth was released, that he was from a rich suburb in Texas, and that he road Motocross, and attended a high school that was 80% white, he lost a lot of fan respect. He ultimately blamed his management team, for creating a fake background, so that he had street credentials, for people to like him.
Vanilla Ice released Extremely Live in 1991, the album went certified gold.
Vanilla Ice was sued by Rob Parissi, lead singer of the rock group Wild Cherry, for not crediting him as the writer of his follow up to 'Ice Ice Baby', called 'Play That Funky Music'. Parissi won his case.
Vanilla Ice was sued by the first African-American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, who claimed that he stole their step routine for his dance moves, and used their words as his lyrics. The case was settled in favor of Vanilla Ice.
Vanilla Ice is considered the #1 rap Star in history, according to radio personality Casey Kasem.
Vanilla Ice released his follow up album, titled To The Extreme in 1990, featuring his smash hit 'Ice Ice Baby'. It sold 15 million copies.
Vanilla Ice released his first album, titled Hooked on an independent label in 1989, it sold 48,000 copies.
He was the most popular in the second episode of Hit me Baby One More Time.
Vanilla Ice: I had millions of dollars, all of the material things that anybody could want, but I just couldn't find happiness. And I would have gave it all back, if I could go back in time and sign that thirty thousand dollar contract with Def Jam, just to have my credibility and to not be the butt end of a lot of jokes.
Vanilla Ice: I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real.
Vanilla Ice: I didn't end up going bankrupt... I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it's not about finances. No matter what, it's about keeping it real.
Vanilla Ice: I used the music kind of as therapy, and it's just amazing that I feel so free after doing that. I feel like I had it trapped inside of me and now I feel free. So it's been a very good therapy session for me as well.
Vanilla Ice: I don't hate on any artist actually, not on boy bands, on nothing, it's just music and if you enjoy it then enjoy it. I just have my own opinion of what I like and so should everybody else. I don't try and make everybody else believe in my opinion, everybody's born differently you know, God created us all different.
Vanilla Ice: I'm to trying to say I'm something I'm not. Black people understand that. I'm just doing my raps, my way. Rap is black. I recognize that and respect that. I'm just a white guy trying to rap, and I got lucky.
Vanilla Ice: I'm 100 percent original, and that's what got me here. My rap music is more understandable, slower. It tells a story. You can write a book on each of my thoughts.