Early Friday morning, Vanilla Ice, stopped by Sway in the Morning — and for the first time ever — he spoke on the famous incident with Suge Knight and went into detail about his involvement with Death Row.
“People think I’m bitter about it.” Says Vanilla Ice. “Look at me, I’ve made great investments. I’m not bitter about how much money… I tried to kill myself with $100 million in the bank.”
Suge signed D.O.C, DJ Quik, and Chocolate (the guy who was writing for Vanilla Ice). It was after obtaining Dre and the success of Deep Cover when Harry O finally gave Suge the 1.5 million. Suge had been knowing harry o (through david kenner) for some years.
Here’s chocolate’s story.
“We knew where [Vanilla Ice] was staying because I was supposed to be hearing some tracks he was doing. He wanted me to come by myself. But Suge said, ‘I’m going with you,’” he recalled. “When we went to the hotel that day, it was strictly for conversation. Nobody got pushed – nobody argued, no shoving – nothing…when we got there everything was peaceful. Attorney David Kenner showed up, took a statement, and we got all our paperwork together. We didn’t make [Vanilla Ice] sign papers. Our attorneys, through Sony, fought my case against Vanilla Ice.”
“Vanilla Ice made so much up in his mind, he actually started believing it. ‘Cause I was there; no threatening, no nothin’. We had a normal conversation. He tried to pay Suge for my flight ticket for comin’ out there to produce stuff…we sued using normal courts and attorneys. You just heard it from me. It was more than a year in the settlement of that lawsuit that Chocolate finally got paid. Doesn’t mean [Vanilla Ice] didn’t get hung over a balcony, but if he did, it didn’t make him pay.”