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Fact #139340


Short story:

Ice Ice Baby by rapper Vanilla Ice enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA on its way to No1.

Full article:

Vanilla Ice : I love performing, it's what I do. I don't have another job, really. And I've been doing it for so long, since back in the days when I used to breakdance, and performed for all-black clubs around Dallas, City Lights. I never thought I'd play a white club.

And then all of a sudden I signed a record contract, and pretty much everyone knows the story. Everything started crossing over, all of a sudden they were playing my song on pop stations. And that's when I started being a puppet, having all these record executives make decisions without asking me: 'We want you to wear these baggy pants and all this glitter stuff, because we're going to cross you over. We're going to clean your image up.'

They rewrote my bio without my consent, because where I came from, it wasn't the image they wanted to portray. 'We want you to do a slow song, because MC Hammer has a slow song and it's doing really well.' I'd say, 'Man, I don't do no slow songs, that's not me,' and they'd say 'Well, would you do it for a million dollars?' and I'd say, 'Yup!' I did 'Ice Ice Baby' when I was 16 years old and broke, so you could definitely name my number.

So in a way I sold out for the money, but I think anyone in my shoes would have done the same thing. But I don't blame anyone but myself, because I made the decision and it sold me short, because that's not what I intended to be, or do.
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