Ever wondered what happened to Vanilla Ice? Joe shows you what he's been up to 9 years ago

Ever wondered what happened to Vanilla Ice? Joe shows you what he's been up to

Have you ever wondered what happens to Vanilla Ice when ‘Ice Ice Baby’ comes on the radio? Read on to find out.

By Genna Patterson

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Rapper Vanilla Ice was hot stuff in the 90’s. He topped the charts with ‘Ice Ice Baby’ as the first hip-hop single to reach the top of the US billboard charts. He wrote the song about a drive-by shooting when he was just a boy of sixteen. After a short music career, he turned his hand to jet-ski and motocross racing but got into drugs and his career collapsed.

So where is he now?

Real name Robert Van Winkle (we kid you not), he’s transformed himself from rapper to… lighting salesman. We guess when the lights go out on a rapping career, you have to find a way to turn them on again. But by selling lighting and lighting designs, really?

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Mr. Ice currently works for Capitol Lighting in Florida and has designed what he calls ‘Vanilla Ice Lighting’, a line of chandeliers and wall sconces. Ah, but fair play to him, at least he's trying to 'lighten up' about his past.

Check out this advert for lighting, starring Ice himself. And yes, he actually says “Light, lights, baby”.