During his multi-part conversation with Vlad TV published on Wednesday (November 29), the “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper discussed the song they made before ODB’s passing and why he will never release it.
“I did a song with him. It never came out and it will never come out,” Ice said. “I’d never do that to family or any of those people. But he was a friend of mine at the last part of his life which was probably the worst part of his life. But we did have some good conversations when he wasn’t high, you know what I mean? He was all there. Dude was a badass. A freaking poet, man.”
He continued: “But yeah, that stuff gets ya and it doesn’t let you go. And if you’re not strong enough to get away from it or have self discipline to pull yourself out of something, it’s got ya. You’re just gonna go with it. He was way too deep. You could tell, man. Poor guy.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Vanilla Ice gave a salute to MC Hammer recalling how his financial situation often drew comparisons to Oakland rapper, who was thought to have gone broke.
When Vlad mentioned the Hammer stories weren’t true, Ice agreed but offered a small correction.
“It was exaggerated but he lost everything [at one point],” he explained. “And he’s a great friend of mine, by the way, and I wish him all the best. […] So just to be clear, MC Hammer and I, still friends to this day but public perception – JAY-Z makes jokes, everybody makes jokes. The MC Hammer thing is that he lost everything.”
He continued: “We all know he made good investments after that and he’s still doing decent or whatever and not broke. But I think he lost a big portion of his income or whatever happened that caused him to be that kind of a target for everybody going, ‘I don’t want to end up like MC Hammer!’ And I wish him all the best. Great guy.”
Vanilla Ice closed out his comments by calling MC Hammer a legend who had done “many great things,” including taking Ice on tour as a supporting act.