Rapper was flying out of Atlanta for a gig in Nebraska
Footage has emerged of Vanilla Ice getting into a row with airport staff after missing a domestic flight in the US.
The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, was flying out of Atlanta, Georgia for a concert in Nebraska, but found himself stuck at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after just missing his Delta Airlines flight.
In video footage obtained by TMZ, the rapper, became irate after finding out he wouldn’t be allowed on the plane. “I’m sitting right here. No one has called me. No one said final call, nothing. I’ve been right there. There’s a fricking line right here. I’m thinking all these people are in line to board, I’m behind them right there,” he ranted. Watch the footage below.
A man off camera is heard telling Ice that he should have been watching the monitors for boarding information, but the rapper snapped and said, “Hey, I don’t need any information from you, man. Shut your mouth. I don’t need anything from you. Shut up!”
Ice defended himself and later said that he arrived to the airport an hour early and sat near the ticket counter, but when he looked up, the gateway door was closed and he immediately went to speak with a Delta employee.
He also took to Twitter to note the irony of the man who he told to “shut up”, writing, “Hahha – funniest thing about this video is the guy that was the smart ass had a TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) shirt on I told him he’s not worthy,” referencing the fact he wrote the theme song for 1990 film.
The rapper also apologised adding: “Sorry for offending anybody. Over caffeinated and no sleep. Wrong action but my point was right. now let’s keep dancing.”