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Vanilla Ice Addresses His Burglary Arrest: It Was 'Blown Out of Proportion'

Vanilla Ice Addresses His Burglary Arrest: It Was 'Blown Out of Proportion'

Vanilla Ice spoke to reporters after being released from jail on Wednesday (February 18) in regards to his burglary arrest.

“It’s a misunderstanding, it was blown out of proportion. It’s sad that good news doesn’t travel this fast,” the 47-year-old former rapper told reporters. “It’s just out of proportion and I wish you guys would focus on all the good things I’ve done.

“It’ll all get cleared up, you’ll see. There’s nothing fun about this. I wish everybody all the best, and maybe some of the good news will travel this fast in the future,” he added.

The Lantana Police Department issued a statement that Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Matthew Van Winkle) stole items from a one million dollar home in Florida in the midst of a foreclosure. He was held on a $6,000 bond from the Palm Beach County Jail.

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  • Kenneth Dreger

    Seriously, he and his crew were probably checking out a house prior to making a bid on it. The guy flips mansions ! Maybe a bad call by the local PD? I have seen his program, guy does do a great job on the houses they redo & sell. Helps bring back troubled homes and improves the local community….

  • Rutherford Richow

    Well, if that is the case and he is indeed doing such good work, then props to you for having the courage to defend a guy who rarely gets defended by anyone.

  • Emma Bauer

    I agree people tend to jump to conclusions and judgments too soon so it’s wait and see. Have to admire a guy that made his own way when his music career didn’t last. So many can’t deal with the spotlight no longer on them or lifestyle.