Vanilla Ice Charged With Domestic Battery

Rapper turned rocker Vanilla Ice was charged with domestic battery for allegedly assaulting his wife last night (April 10).

According to South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Vanilla Ice, born Robert Van Winkle was originally accused of striking and kicking his wife, Laura Van Winkle during an argument.

Vanilla Ice, 40, told police that he and his wife had been arguing since Wednesday, when he left there house to avoid an altercation.

He returned sometime last night and the married couple fought again.

By the time the police arrived at the Van Winkle’s home, the rapper’s wife told police she did not want any media attention and that he only pushed her.

Vanilla Ice was charged with domestic battery. He denied pushing or striking his wife.

The rapper served one year’s probation, after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge in 2001, after he allegedly pulled hair from his wife’s head during an argument on Interstate 595.

Vanilla Ice is best remembered for his 1990 smash single "Ice Ice Baby."