"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. So 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. You know, 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."
However Ice has either had talkers' remorse or was misquoted, because he quickly tweeted a denial in which he claims to be BFF with the Biebs: "I just read the post that some one fabricated about me saying something about JB. It's Bull ! I actually know JB and we are friends," he wrote, adding a little while later for those totally baffled by his shorthand, "JB = @justinbieber , don't be hate'n ! He's doin his thang !" Perhaps now's a good time to note Winkle's upcoming album is titled WTF. He's down with the lingo!
So, who do we believe? The guy who responded to his waning career by growing dreadlocks, becoming a motocross racer, appearing on The Surreal Life, and competing in a match for Juggalo Championship Wrestling (incidentally, this is the best sentence in Ice's Wikipedia entry: "Van Winkle is a Juggalo and a Vegetarian")? Or whoever this Huffington Post writer is who got Ice on the phone ostensibly to chat about his upcoming role in Adam Sandler's I Hate You, Dad. Tough call, but we're leaning towards Ice.
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- Robert Van Winkle
- Justin Bieber