Vanilla Ice has enjoyed a successful if tumultuous career, and he recently released a new album titled Bi-Polar. The set was produced by Ice and features guest appearances from Chuck D and La Tha Darkman, among others.
At the peak of his popularity in the early ’90s, Ice was linked to the pop icon Madonna, and old rumors of the existence of a videotape that features Madonna performing a sex act on Ice have recently resurfaced. LAUNCH asked Ice whether or not the tape exists. “Her and I in a sex act? It could, could possibly, absolutely, it could possibly exist,” he said. “It’s hard to say this-I got my friends, you know. I went out with her for, like, eight months. Back in the day, I had friends going, ‘This is awesome dude. You’re bagging Madonna. You’re going out with Madonna. What’s up?’ I was, like, ‘Yeah, this is pretty cool.’ It’s like a wave I never expected, you know? She came to one of my concerts and totally came on to me, you know? I was, like, ‘Damn, this is Madonna,’ you know-much older than anybody I ever dated, you know?”
Vanilla Ice explained that Madonna’s controversial book Sex was at the root of their eventual break-up. “Everything was cool, man, until she did the Sex book. And basically I didn’t want to be part of that slutty package, and they took all of those pictures and stuff and I found myself in the Sex book, you know? And I knew that all that was staged and it wasn’t really her, you know? I could just look at the book and go, ‘God, this ain’t her. She ain’t that slutty. Why is she portraying this? I hope her kids never see this,’ or something. It was a moment in time and I guess I was a part of it-I just didn’t want to be a part of that slutty package,” he said.
Vanilla Ice also shared his thoughts on Suge Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records who allegedly strong-armed Ice into signing over the publishing rights to his hit “Ice, Ice Baby.”
“You know, I have no hate towards Suge or nothing like that. I look at that in a positive way because of the fact that, you know, I told you in ’94 I tried to commit suicide with $20 million in the bank,” he said. “Why would I be bitter today after that, and after everything I been through, on what Suge took from me? And I look at it in a positive way because the money that went towards that-you know, the Death Row thing-also funded the 2Pac record, The Chronic record, you know, some of the best hip-hop records of history. A Snoop Dogg, you know, all of that came from the initial funding of Vanilla Ice.”