Vanilla Ice Scores A Reality Show
Posted on Fri Sep 17, 2010 08:05 AM PDT

vanillaice200.jpgPalm Beach, Florida (X17online) - Vanilla Ice will be starring in the upcoming DIY reality show called The Vanilla Ice Project in which the rapper will renovate a seven-thousand square foot mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.

The rapper, 42, who became famous in the 90's for his song Ice Ice Baby, is no longer making music, but instead is hoping to relaunch his career by renovating property.

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, had this to say about the project:

    'It's funny, because it's not a new career direction, I've been doing this for over 13 years. Basically, when I had a lot of money when I was younger, I said - like most rock stars who are young and dumb - Let me go and buy a bunch of houses. Three years went by. I never used any of them, and I thought it was the worst investment of my life. So I said, "Let's sell everything, and I'll have one primary house here in Miami." 'I was building homes in Florida, from $300,000 to $1.5 million."

The Vanilla Ice Project will begin airing on October 14.