Corey Rotic's photos from the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood where Slash received his star on the Walk of Fam on 7/10/2012.
I LOVE goofy nostalgia. When I was 12 years old this song was INSANELY popular.
Can you remember all the lyrics?
Don't lie, yes you can.
And after the vid I'll tell to the story of how Vanilla Ice earned my never ending respect.
All right, so the day that Vanilla Ice DIDN'T kick my ass...
In the early 2000's Vanilla Ice was playing some teen night at a club, and my younger cousin and all of his friends were pumped to go to the show and he asked me to join him A) because I was old enough to drive them there, and B) I have an unhealthy fascination with pop culture oddities from my youth.
Prior to the show I drove to my parents' house to dig through my younger sisters old toys to grab her Vanilla Ice barbie doll to break his balls with.
He's Vanilla Ice, right? After the industry had made him THE go-to punchline for a solid decade I thought it was my job to horse with the guy.
Well, that's what I get for being a jerk.
The dude came onstage and started his show and actually performed his ever-loving ass off. Then he invited people up onstage to freestyle with him. Again, me being the glammy, sleazy smartass that I was then I hopped right up there and started 'speaking' the lyrics to Pretty Boy Floyd's "Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz", because A) I can't rap, and B) who actually knows that song in the first place to call me out as a fraud? So I did my goofy piece, dancing all comically and he still didn't tool on me. Respect.
Then, after the show I went up to him waving that damn doll around, throwing up his signature hand sign and saying all that "Word to your mother' nonsense.
And he STILL didn't beat my ass.
He won my respect that day.
If I were him I'd be PISSED and start punching if some obnoxious, make-up wearing glam wiseass was antagonizing me.