The last time I saw Vanilla Ice was on the second season of that “Surreal Life” reality show on VH1. Ice was super defensive about his former career as a punchline one hit wonder, but he seemed to come to peace with it during a karaoke session when he drove the crowd wild rapping “Ice Ice Baby.” You could tell that the guy was angry that he wasn’t famous anymore, and that he would forever be associated with his douchebag persona. He’s since launched a much less successful music career that’s more of an eclectic mix of rock and hip hop, and has a reality show on the DIY network in which he renovates a house room by room. Sounds fascinating. He is also on “Dancing on Ice” in England this season, which probably explains why he’s doing this interview.
Anyway Ice must want to earn some coverage because he’s bringing up his relationship with Madonna nearly 20 years ago. He told News of the World [via Huffington Post] that Madonna was a great lover, but that he broke up with her after she put out that “Sex” book in 1992, which he called “slutty.”
Ice Ice Baby! Back in 1990, Madonna dated then-star rapper Vanilla Ice, and he recently opened up about the relationship, calling the pop queen, “a great lover.”
“She was older than me and a great lover,” Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) told the British tabloid News Of The World (via IMDB). But the eight month relationship came to a halt after the publishing of her coffee table book, ‘Sex,’ for which he posed.
“But I broke up with her after she printed that book because I was hurt to be an unwitting part of this slutty package,” Van Winkle revealed. “It was disgusting and cheap. We were in a relationship yet it looked like she was screwing all these other people.”
[From Huffington Post]
Here’s a link to a picture of Vanilla Ice and Madonna from Sex that is somewhat NSFW. (although censored)
I remember when that Sex book came out. I’m so dating myself – but it was when I was in college and my friend Liz had the book. Back then it was pretty sensational, and Madonna was seen as this provocative ground breaker. Now we’re like “whatever, it’s been done,” but Madonna was one of the first ones to do it. We see her now as desperately clutching to her youth, but in 1992 she was young-ish at 34. She was still 10 years older older than Ice, who was probably just one of her many lovers. He said in 1994 that “she’s got a great body for her age.” When asked back then if Madonna was a “sexual animal,” he said “Nah, she’s like every normal girl, man. She’s very sexy, she’s hot, she’s romantic.” Ice’s story has changed in 16 years. Madonna is still dating guys in their early 20s though.
Vanilla Ice is shown on 10/29/10. Madonna is shown on 9/22/10 and 11/29/10. Credit: WENN.com