Did Suge Knight Really Dangle Vanilla Ice Off of a Balcony?
VANILLA ICE**: I went to my hotel room and Suge was in there with several people. He let me know he wanted to get some points off the record "Ice Ice Baby." Suge took me out on the balcony, started talking to me personally. He had me look over the edge, showing me how high I was up there. I needed to wear a diaper that day. I was an "investor" in Death Row Records with no return on my money.
MARIO JOHNSON: When we went to the hotel that day, it was strictly for conversation. Nobody got pushed -- nobody argued, no shoving -- nothing...When we got there everything was peaceful. Attorney David Kenner showed up, took a statement, and we got all our paperwork together. We didn't make [Vanilla Ice] sign papers. Our attorneys, through Sony, fought my case against Vanilla Ice.
VANILLA ICE: He didn't hang me off from any balcony, okay? The story's been kind of blown out of proportion and I want to clarify that Suge and I have no bad feelings towards each other.
MARIO JOHNSON: Vanilla Ice made so much up in his mind, he actually started believing it. Cause I was there; no threatening, no nothin'. We had a normal conversation. He tried to pay Suge for my flight ticket for comin' out there to produce stuff...We sued using normal courts and attorneys. You just heard it from me. It was more than a year in the settlement of that lawsuit that Chocolate finally got paid. Doesn't mean [Vanilla Ice] didn't get hung over a balcony, but if he did, it didn't make him pay.
*Suge Knight quotes taken from a 1996 BET interview
**Vanilla Ice quotes taken from a 1999 episode of Behind the Music