Vanilla Ice, told CBS12 he once had a beloved pet kangaroo named Bucky Buckaroo. He had him for 14 years from a baby. He used to hop around the house in a diaper, playing with his kids. Eventually it grew into a five foot kangaroo and Vanilla Ice said he moved it to a farm in Port St.
Robert Matthew Van Winkle, born October 31, 1967, known professionally as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Ice released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 on Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group, which released a reformatted version of the album in 1990 under the title To the Extreme which became the fastest-selling hip hop album of all time and contained Ice’s best-known hits: “Ice Ice Baby” and a cover of “Play That Funky Music”. “Ice Ice Baby” was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts and has been credited with helping to diversify hip hop by introducing it to a mainstream audience.