Vanilla Ice Says Justin Bieber Will Be Forgotten, Is He Right?

By Mack Rawden 2011-07-22 16:01:31
Once upon a time, Vanilla Ice was a sensation. He had the whole world stopping, collaborating and listening, but then the world moved on and he was stuck with some memories and a stupid haircut. Looking back, his career trajectory may seem like it was predestined, but in the moment, a whole lot of people thought he'd be making multi-platinum albums for decades.

As of now, Ice, real name Rob Van Winkle, is kicking ass on the DIY network with his real estate-themed Vanilla Ice Project. It's legitimately awesome. Check it out. Thankfully though, he wasn't too busy for a recent Huffington Post interview in which he sounded off on, of all people, America's new favorite teen star Justin Beiber.
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. Now to make that transition and keep it going because what happens is is his fans are all kids right now, 13, 12 years old, whatever, they grow up, and they're in the 5th grade now, when they get into the 11th grade, people don't like the same music that they did in the 5th grade. It's ... like, oh my god, I liked that in the 5th grade! Oh yeah, 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.

Since this interview first went live earlier this week, Vanilla Ice hit up Twitter to deny the comments, but the website has offered clear prove by way of audio commentary. For the record, I'm not even sure why Vanilla Ice is backing away from these comments. Yeah, bashing on Beiber might be bad PR at the moment, but at some point, he is going to need to deal with the fact that his listeners have grown up. Maybe he'll evolve with them, but apart from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and a few select others, that's proven incredibly hard for most child stars.

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