One thing is for sure: Vanilla Ice had an epic weekend at the Gathering of the Juggalos earlier this month. The yearly event put on by the Insane Clown Posse and its family of associated Ninjas was such a hot ticket that even Charlie Sheen showed up.
For some reason, the focus shifted sharply to the Iceman supposedly hitting a five-foot bong during his performance. Although singling out a guy smoking pot at a Juggalo event is like getting mad every time Lady Gaga says the word "monsters," TMZ had a field day with the photos. All a good laugh until Robert Van Winkle -- who is definitely guilty of licensing "Ice Ice Baby" for some weird commercials -- caught wind of this ganja smoke getting blown up his fans' behinds.
He took to Twitter yesterday to hit back at the rumors that he was back in his Mind Blowin' state of mind:
No! I do not do drugs ! Don't believe the hype ! Stage props ! Like this one. http://t.co/PS1aRWE
And just in case you've just taken a few rips yourself, this "stage prop" he refers to is very real:
Did we mention that Vanilla Ice was "Born on Halloween" yet? Anyhow, he expanded on his position on the matter a little later.
Yes ! I saw the post. It's all part of the larger than life stage prop ! I don't smoke pot. But I don't discriminate against people who do.
Although there was a time when he did hit the "dirty buddha," we're inclined to believe Vanilla Ice in this matter. Would a dude who basically devoted his second album to songs about getting high really stand to lose any cred?
In any case, Vanilla Ice will give South Florida a chance to show its support on Labor Day Weekend.
Vanilla Ice, 8 p.m. Saturday, September 3, at Seminole Casino, 4150 N. State Road 7, Hollywood. Free. Must be 21 or older to attend.