Justin Bieber Gets Called a Has-Been By World's Biggest Has-Been

Is his rhyme still a drug that he'd sell by the gram? If so, it doesn't seem like anyone's buying. Poor Vanilla Ice, aka Robert Van Winkle, who enjoyed a thrilling but brief ride in 1990 with that funky white-boy hit, "Ice Ice Baby." After some bad business deals, a widely panned movie called Cool As Ice, some heavy drug use, spousal assault charges, three arrests, and at least one suicide attempt, Mr. Van Winkle is currently "starring" on a DIY Network house renovation show.

Oh, and apparently he would like the world to know that Justin Bieber is going to follow the exact same downward spiral.

According to Ice, Justin Bieber is destined to become the same kind of washed-up one-hit wonder, despite a few of their differences, such as the fact that Bieber's had several insanely popular songs and albums, a blockbuster movie, and is even marketing a women's fragrance which has become a top seller even though the packaging totally looks like a vagina.


In a curious interview with The Huffington Post, Vanilla Ice says that Bieber's fame will soon come to an end and in a few years everyone will have forgotten the teen star ever existed:

I mean, I did ‘Ice Ice Baby’ when I was 16. So I can kind of relate a bit. Sold over a hundred million records. And I had a weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn’t know who I was, what’s my purpose in life. My prediction about Bieber is that he’s going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years because he’s had such success as a child act. Then something else new will come along and he’ll be forgotten and he can try to put all the pieces back together, so it’s going to be entertaining to watch.

Harsh words, and do I detect more than a hint of schadenfreude in that dig about how Bieber's fall from grace will be entertaining to watch? Pretty unsympathetic coming from a guy whose personal life has contacted plenty of trainwrecks over the years. What, is he actually hoping that Justin Bieber will someday be arrested for threatening a homeless man with a pistol, just like Vanilla Ice did in 1991? (And are we supposed to believe that all of Ice's bad behavior can be blamed on the unholy trauma of having made a boatload of money from blatantly ripping off a Queen song?)

On the other hand, you can almost sympathize with Ice, because if the laws of the world do not in fact require that wildly popular teen stars quickly disappear from the pages of pop culture history, then he loses the most palatable explanation for his own downfall. Instead of being able to blame his too-brief time in the spotlight on the fickle nature of fans, Vanilla Ice must instead face the possibility that he was just kind of a crappy musician. WAH-wah.

What do you think about Vanilla Ice's comments? Do you think he's right about Justin Bieber?

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