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Vanilla Ice

'Oozes' in Vegas

9/7/2009 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's some video of Vanilla Ice performing this weekend in Las Vegas because, well, it's Labor Day and why the hell not.

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While at New York, New York's Rok bar, Ice sang the best song ever willed into existence -- "The Ninja Rap" from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze."

Go ninja, go ninja, GO!

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Breakfree    

Haters, Oh stop....you are getting old. Go hate somewhere else, Ice has talent and audiences love his work wherever he appears. All this Ice blackballing started because he was more popular with audiences at M.C. Hammers shows where he opened for Hammer. Hammer threw a fit and all his grunts spread rumors trashing Ice. It destroyed his career "then" but he's making a comeback because TRUTH BE TOLD, audiences love him!

1839 days ago
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namers    

I was too scared to play it.

1872 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1872 days ago
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Wombat    

New poll...who is the most desperate:

1) The establishment who hires Vanilla Ice
2) The people who stayed to listen to him
3) The employees who had to listen to him sober for a paycheck
4) The people reading this poll on a holiday : )
5) The guy writing this poll on a holiday : (

1872 days ago
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JIM    

UCAN SAY WHATEVER U WANT BUT TO THIS DAY HE IS STIL MAKING MONEY OFF THAT#1HIT ICE ICE BABY HE HAS THE MOST RAP RECORDS SOLD TO THIS DAY IN THE WORLD U CAN HATE BUT HIS BACK ACCOUNT IS LARGER THEN YOURS...

1872 days ago
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janalal4    

Oh,NO he didn't!!...tell me he didn't REALLY sing the 'TMNT' theme song? I remember(many moons ago!) when this guy first came on the scene & was promoted as "THE FIRST & ONLY white rapper" ever. This was a big deal back then. This was so long ago, EMINEM was probably still in diapers! Everybody made a HUGE deal about it at the time. Even the little 'tween pop princess's'converted to rap for this guy. The poor guy had to take a lot of sh.. over it though. He never could get "accepted into the fold" of rap artists, no matter what he did.And it wasn't really because he was white either. There was this huge promotion engine behind Vanilla Ice(only because it was "gimmicky"-like "the thing that's never been done before")& he was like, everywhere you looked. He also got t.v.spots when rappers had been struggling just to get their records(that's right boy's & girl's I said 'records' NOT CD's) played at all. Vanilla Ice got his music played on traditionally "pop" stations that before had never played black rap music. He was kind of treated like, "the inventor of rap" when the black artists had been doing it for years; just nobody got exposed to it 'cause the "mainstream" radio stations wouldn't play it. There was alot of resentment from black rappers who had been struggling for years to get their music heard. Understandably so. However, poor 'Vanilla' wanted to be treated as a serious 'rap artist' rather than a "flavor of the month" gimmicky white guy. And in my opinion, he deserved it. Whether he wrote his own lyrics I don't know but he deserved recognition as a good "performer/entertainer". All the press he got just further alienated him from what he wanted most; to be a legitimate rap artist, not a "white" rap artist. So it was a lose/lose for everybody except the promoters who got real rich off it! AS USUAL. This poor guy's career as a rapper was doomed before he ever got out of the starting gate. This article really brought back alot of memories for me. It was definitely an interesting time! Looking at things today, it's hard to imagine a time when most white people had NEVER heard a rap song! Wild.

1872 days ago
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shuffler    

I think it's great he's embraced his past instead of denying it and hating himself, which I always felt was far more phony than any image he's projected.

If people love this crap, more power to them.

1872 days ago
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janalal4    

#3-Wombat-Just read this & cracked up! VERY CLEVER.

1872 days ago
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Rap sucks    

WORD TO YOUR MOTHER!

1872 days ago
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Rap sucks    

#6 you're stupid whites been rapping since the early 80's you probably just hate white people. He was not the first white rapper and many WHITES been into it since before he came out. Too bad today's stuff is crap and we need white girls from the suburbs to stop buying that lil wayne, soulja boy crap.

1872 days ago
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James    

You are confused!!

He was not in Vegas for Memorial Day, he was at Shephards Beach Resort Sunday night and Saturday night he was at Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida

I have footage up on YouTube from Sunday night's performance!

1872 days ago
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MWSD    

Number 11 (James Worley)...it actually wasn't "Memorial Day"...it was Labor Day weekend. And he absolutely WAS in Vegas at Rok on Friday night. Its very likely that he could have still been in FL the next day.

1872 days ago
13.

Ice Lover    

I've always loved his music. You haters need to shut up.

1872 days ago
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James    

Yes, you are correct. I made errors and will admit it. He was in Vegas 2 days before, In Hollywood, Fl the day before and then on Sunday he was in Clearwater, Fl for the show at Shephards.

I dont know about the other shows but I will say that it seemed that EVERYONE at Shephards had a GREAT time and LOVED his show!
The guy had a very HIGH ENERGY performance! All of that ICE COLD water thrown all over the crowd felt good because it was a very humid evening and a lot of hot bodies all over the place!
An Entertainer he is and Entertaining is what he does with pride!

1872 days ago
15.

Emma    

That's Rod Van Winkle, right????

1872 days ago
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