Vanilla Ice hates the new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ rap song
When we heard the Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla Sign collaboration from the upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot, we hated it. And we weren’t alone.
Vanilla Ice has shared his lack of enthusiasm for the new tune in a new interview with GQ. “With respect to all of the artists, the song doesn’t really do it for me,” he told GQ in an interview released Monday.
We know what you’re asking: Who cares about Vanilla Ice’s opinion about a new rap song?
For the uninformed, at least five of the Ice Man’s 15 minutes of fame in the early ‘90s came courtesy of “Go Ninja Go” (also known as “Ninja Rap”), a cheesy and ubiquitous contribution to 1991’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.”
“Shellshocked” pairs Juicy with Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla Sign for a synth-heavy stomper that’s as uninspired as it is bombastic -- a real bummer considering the Three 6 Mafia co-founder once nabbed an Oscar for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.”
“Me and my bros come together for the dough / Bought the orange Lamborghini / Call it Michelangelo,” are some of the song’s lyrics.
“It feels a little artificial -- what I mean by that is that it sounds like a bunch of executives in the corporate world put it together,” Vanilla Ice added. “It really does not fit the theme of the Ninja Turtles legend. I think you have to understand, and be a true ninja, to possess the magic to really pull off the secret sound.”
Producers should have called Vanilla, especially since he’s still finding ways to collect a check -- and publicity -- for a song that’s now almost a quarter of a century old.
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