On Thursday (July 21), the Huffington Post reported that Vanilla Ice, in an interview conducted for “The Vanilla Ice Project” on DIY Network, Vanilla had a few choice words for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber.
Ice says, “I mean, I did ‘Ice Ice Baby’ when I was 16. So I can kind of relate
a bit. Sold over a hundred million records. And I had a
weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn’t know who I was,
what’s my purpose in life. So
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. You know, then something else new will come along
and he’ll be forgotten and he can try to put all the pieces back
together, so it’s going to be entertaining to watch.”
Now Vanilla Ice has not exactly recanted his statement but he has put the quotes into context a bit. He tells the Huffington Post in a follow-up:
“What you guys might not have picked up on is that I was giving him advice
— when you’re a child star, it’s hard to figure out your purpose in
life. Not just with me, but if you follow other child stars, like
Britney Spears, who’s now doing great. There’s a transitional period
after such tremendous success that you have to figure out your life.
There’s a real life after all this entertainment. I wasn’t trying to say anything bad about anybody. I never badmouthed
him at all. It’s been twisted into something bad, and once that’s out
there it takes on a life of its own. I don’t have any reason to hate
anybody; I believe in good karma and spreading good energy.”
What do you think, Bieber fans? Does it make sense to you?