Vanilla Ice has spoken out about the '90s and how, according to him, it was the best decade ever... even saying that computers have since ruined the world.
Of course, the 1990s were an extraordinary time for pop and hip hop, and just music in general. Vanilla Ice was also at the top of his game during this time with his classic hit Ice Ice Baby. But sadly, after a few years in the limelight for his single, he was unable to keep up with the rapidly moving times.
Despite this, he's still an icon in the music industry and recently, he sat down with TMZ to share his thoughts on how the industry has changed, especially when it comes to the internet.
Browsing at the video store, neon fashion and cool shoes... TMZ caught up with Vanilla Ice to ask him what he misses about the 90s and the one thing he would bring back. pic.twitter.com/cqPkUlWdvr
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"It was the greatest decade ever before computers ruined the world," Ice said about the 1990s. "You have to realize that in 2004, the iPhone came out, right? What's happened in pop culture since 2004 to '21? Nothing! It's the lost generation. Pop culture's dead!"
The rapper called the '90s the "last generation where pop culture was alive" and mentioned, "fashion that actually mimicked the music." Vanilla Ice doesn't believe that this generation can "come out with anything cool" and said that LeBron James will never be able to outsell Michael Jordan's Air Jordans even though he hasn't played in decades.
It seems that Ice has been struggling to adapt to this new way of living for quite some time. And people had a lot to say about his comments...
"Pretty sure the first iPhone didn't come out until 2007. To say nothing happened since 2004 is ridiculous. I loved the 90s, but I don't expect a dude that hasn't been relevant since the 90s to say any other era was the greatest." One commented.
Another wrote: "As someone who lived through most of the 90s, the 00s, and the 10s, id definitely put the 90s over the other two, but there's still a shit load to love about the other two decades. Takes time to appreciate newer shit."
However, not everyone agrees with Vanilla Ice...
"Man y'all on here cappin saying 'I agree.' Just think, you wouldn't even have been able to read anything Vanilla Water has to say without the Internet. Let alone comment on it. I was born in the '80s and I WISH I had the tech that's available to kids these days back then. I was playing game boy color with a flashlight dangling underneath my covers back then. They always had the ability to make tech what it is now, it's all about longevity with these companies, i.e. Apple and them every year changing ONE LITTLE THING and marketing that little thing as the BEST innovation ever." A third wrote.
What do you think of his recent comments?