He was raised by his mother, Camilla Beth Dickerson. His father left when he was four years old and since then, he has had many stepfathers. He has German and English ancestry on his mother's side. In his teenage years, Robert was a poor student who got dismal grades and skipped school often. He was 18 when he was in the 10th grade, and dropped out of school. During the late 80s Ice made a living by washing cars. He observed the culture and dancing of some of his peers, and later signed up at a local nightclub as a performer. He was a natural at rapping and dancing and needless to say, the audience loved him. He later got the nickname "Vanilla Ice", because he was white. The single wasn't a huge success, and "Hooked" received poor sales.
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Who Is Vanilla Ice?
Robert Matthew Van Winkle born October 31, , better known by his stage name Vanilla Ice , is an American rapper, actor, and television host. Although he was successful, Ice later regretted his business arrangements with SBK, which had paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance to appeal to a mass audience and published fabricated biographical information without his knowledge. After surviving a suicide attempt, Ice changed his musical style and lifestyle. While his later, less mainstream albums failed to chart or receive much radio airplay, Ice has had an underground following. After that, Ice signed to Psychopathic Records. Afterward, he grew up moving between Dallas and Miami ,  where his new stepfather worked at a car dealership.