Vanilla Ice is pretty reserved these days, but on the rare occasion he does pop up on a morning show, it’s so he can promote whatever non-singing project he’s up to or argue that his decision to insert one extra beat in his Ice Ice Baby proves that he didn’t steal the beat from Queen’s Under Pressure. And so that’s why it’s pretty strange that all of a sudden, he’s chosen to spend some of his precious time vocalizing his opinion on Justin Bieber. On whether or not he believes Bieber is capable of making a longstanding career for himself, Rob Van Winkle said “I mean, I did Ice Ice Baby when I was 16. So I can kind of relate a bit. Sold over a hundred million albums. And I had a weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn’t know who I was, what’s my purpose in life. My prediction about Bieber is that he’s going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years because he’s had such success as a child act. Then something else new will come along and he’ll be forgotten and he can try and put all the pieces back together, so it’s going to be entertaining to watch.”
Of course Vanilla Ice is going to say that Justin Bieber is going to end up a nobody just like him, because if someone as gigantically popular as Justin Bieber doesn’t have what people like to call “staying power,” then “staying power” doesn’t exist and Ice’s disappearance from and loss of importance in pop culture is validated and understood! In other words, it’s in Vanilla’s best interest to root for Justin Bieber to fail because it would prove that it’s just impossible to have a long career in music, and that’s why Vanilla Ice fell out of everyone’s graces (instead of what really happened, which was just that people realized that he was terrible). So Mr. Winkle can talk about “three year weekends” until he’s blue in the face, but hoping another musician fails isn’t going to make him relevant. He should just stick to talking about flipping houses.
Source: Access Hollywood