Wellington rapper-turned-TV-home-improvement-guru Vanilla Ice was sued by a contractor who worked on his show’s Season 2 as Ice promoted the hell out of Season 3, which premiered Sunday!
Within days of the Jan. 8 filing, however, Ice Ice Baby himself walked into the offices of contractor Proton Electric in Lantana and gave company officials a check for the missing $14,496.03!
“He did a very honorable thing,” said Proton lawyer Phil Valente. “It doesn’t happen often that someone does this. There was some misunderstanding about the bill but he took care of it.”
According to Palm Beach County records, Proton claimed its employees wired up the house, pool, landscape and a giant chandelier while Ice and his merry men worked on the Season 2 home near the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame in Wellington.
In the end, Proton charged $22,496.03 but hadn’t been able to recoup the entire amount — until Jan. 23.
Usually, the rapper — whose real name is Rob Van Winkle — gets contractors and equipment at deep discount because of the exposure on the show.
Said Van Winkle: “I was traveling and they couldn’t get a hold of me. I paid as soon as I got home. We shook hands, and we’re still friends. Actually, they’re working on my next project.”
The current season of The Vanilla Ice Project, btw, is already the small cable network’s No. 1 show.