Vanilla Ice spoke out Wednesday about his arrest for burglary and grand theft, calling it a “misunderstanding.”
The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, was released from the Palm Beach County Jail in Florida under a $6,000 bond, TheWrap has learned. After his release, Van Winkle spoke of the ordeal to NBC Miami.
“It was blown out of proportion. It’s sad that good news doesn’t travel this fast,” he said. “It’ll all get cleared up, you’ll see.”
Van Winkle also told CNN Affiliate WPBF,” I wish you guys would focus on the good things I’ve done.”
Lantana police arrested the “Ice, Ice, Baby” artist after a report of stolen items that included furniture, a pool heater and bicycles were taken from a foreclosed home. In the area, Van Winkle’s was filming his home-renovation reality show, “The Vanilla Ice Project,” on the DIY Network.
After an investigation revealed Van Winkle “played a role” in the burglary, police found some of the stolen property at “a residence under the care and control” of Van Winkle, police said.
According to the Lantana police department, which said the crime occurred “sometime during December 2014 and February 2015,” Van Winkle voluntarily met with detectives to provide a sworn statement, after which he was taken into custody and charged.
The network issued a statement on Vanilla Ice‘s arrest, saying, “DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter.