Although it’s been decades since rapper Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, was allegedly dangled outside a balcony by former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, the story has managed to stick with the rapper well past his “Ice Ice Baby” days.
But in a recent interview with Interview magazine, Vanilla Ice revealed that the entire story about Knight hanging him off of a balcony was a complete lie.
“That’s a lie. I read the story, and I heard it, and I had to defend it nine million times, but he never took me to the balcony, threatened to hang me over, or anything,” said Vanilla Ice.
While Vanilla Ice may now claim that the incident was a complete fabrication there are others close to the rapper who believe that his altercation with Knight did in fact happen.
“I wasn’t there when it happened, but I was around after it happened. Yeah, it did happen. Definitely,” said Rodney O., a former writer for Vanilla Ice, in a recent interview with HipHopDX.
Another interesting revelation made by Vanilla Ice during the interview was that according to him there were various projects from Death Row artists that were funded by him thanks to his music career.
“From the money that Suge got from To the Extreme from me, he started Dr. Dre,” Vanilla Ice explained. “The Chronic record came from the funding from my record; Tupac came from the funding of my record; Snoop Dogg came from the funding from my record.”