Vanilla Ice : Rapper On His Arrest, ‘It’s A Mess,’ ‘I’m Dealing With It’

Updated: March 1, 2015
Vanilla Ice : Rapper On His Arrest, 'It's A Mess,' 'I'm Dealing With It'

Vanilla Ice, aka Robert Van Winkle, says his recent burglary arrest is “a mess and I’m dealing with it.”

The Ice Ice Baby hitmaker was arrested on Feb. 18 and charged with burglary of a foreclosed home after he allegedly took items from a property close to one he was renovating for his DIY Network home improvement show, The Vanilla Ice Project.

As he left Palm Beach County Jail last week, Van Winkle told reporters the incident was “a misunderstanding… blown out of proportion,” and he reiterated the claim during an appearance on Good Morning America on Friday.

He said, “It’s just blown out of proportion. That’s all I can say about it right now. It’s just a mess, and I’m dealing with it… I wish I could elaborate.”

Van Winkle reportedly told police he had purchased the burglarized home when they questioned him. It was later reported that he had not yet made the purchase.