Stop, collaborate, and listen, Ice is back with his brand new invention, which apparently involves missing a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta even though he was sitting right at the gate.
Another traveler filmed this video of Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, losing it after he was denied boarding for a flight because the door was closed. According to Mr. Ice, he was sitting right at the gate the entire time, which makes missing the boarding calls inexplicable. Even if the announcements are quiet, you still should be able to figure out that it’s time to board.
The video only captures some of the quieter parts of the incident, as the YouTube poster China K posted a lengthier description of what wasn’t on caught on camera.
This probably isn’t news, but I thought I’d share anyways. I didn’t even catch most of his temper tantrum. My husband and I were at the Atlanta airport this afternoon when we saw Vanilla Ice. He walked up to board 10 minutes after the cutoff time for boarding while talking on his phone, so of course the male employee wouldn’t allow him on the plane. Vanilla Ice threw his ticket at the guy and started cussing at him. The guy walked away and then 5 minutes later a woman employee came to the desk. He started cussing at the woman and threw his ticket at her. Then the video shows the rest. I thought he was done, so I stopped recording. He stormed out of the area screaming and cussing at a man who was trying to help the employee. The guy had on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt on and he commented about how he didn’t deserve to wear the shirt and needed to take it off. Really? That was one of Vanilla Ice’s comebacks? The emploees were doing their job. It’s not their fault he decided to talk on his phone instead of paying attention to boarding, especially when he bragged about being a Platinum Delta rewards customer. He had 20 mins to board that plane. Before he stormed off, the lady said she was sorry. Vanilla Ice responds with “A lot of f—ing good that’ll do me.”. What a douche douche baby.
Two more things here: Vanilla Ice calling a guy out for having a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt on and saying he didn’t deserve to wear it is hilarious, as Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap” was famously on the soundtrack of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” in 1991. I’m not sure if that qualifies him as some kind of TMNT gatekeeper or not. Here is that video. You’re welcome in advance.
The second thing is that Vanilla Ice is famous for his temper. In addition to this incident with Delta Airlines employees in Atlanta, he also flipped out during a TV show on MTV. His baseball bat attack on a video copy of “Ice, Ice, Baby” resulted in the classic Chris Kattan reaction, “NO VANILLA!”. And yes, here’s the video, which also features a very young Jon Stewart. Great times.
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