I know I was not the only one to almost drive headfirst in a tree after discovering that long-ago disgraced rapper Vanilla Ice began trending on Twitter.
Either the man had joined Al-Queda or committed an atrocity against humanity, you immediately think to yourself. How else in the name of high-top fades and spandex could the remains of old-school rapper Vanilla Ice be excavated from his career gravesite???
Turns out that Vanilla Ice, aka Robert Van Winkle, has been appointed to perform at halftime of the Houston Texans-Tennessee Titans NFL game on Sunday, Sept. 15. Whoever signed up Vanilla Ice should have that drink taken out of his hand and rushed to a psychiatric ward.
I mean, Vanilla Ice?!?
Turns out I was not alone in my befuddlement. Other social media users had their necks snapped back as well.
UPDATE: Vanilla Ice is trending on Twitter on 9/11. Clearly, the terrorists have won.
— Disalmanac (@Disalmanac) September 11, 2013
Of course, some Vanilla Ice apologists — and they should apologize in public for supporting the rapper who made the phrase “dump the zero and get with the hero” famous — have unearthed some facts to counter the blizzard of hate that’s burying the early 90’s hip hop star
“@Fact: Vanilla Ice’s original album ‘To the Extreme’ has sold more copies than every Justin Bieber album combined.”
— Samson JOAH Brown (@MrChosenTouch) September 11, 2013
Yes, there were a lot of people that drank the poisonous Kool-Aid when the scooped up “Ice, Ice Baby” by the truckloads in the early 90’s. Take a look at what shocked social media users have to say about Vanilla Ice performing on Sunday.