MIAMI -- OK, OK, so maybe obscenity laws don't apply to rappers -- but what about truth-in-advertising laws? Bailiff, call Vanilla Ice to the stand.
Vanilla Ice, the Florida-born white rapper, has a colorful history if you believe the tales he tells. But the Vanilla Ice saga, related in publications across the nation, begins to smell a little fishy when examined:
*Ice claims he got his "black" influence from attending Palmetto High School and was inspired to start rapping because Luther Campbell, leader of 2 Live Crew, had gone to the same school. In fact, Palmetto has never been predominantly black -- and Mr. Campbell went to Miami Beach High.