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Vanilla Ice says grand theft, burglary charges a 'misunderstanding'

In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, recording Artist Vanilla Ice arrives at the 2013 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper turned home-improvement-show host Vanilla Ice is back home following his arrest on burglary and grand theft charges.

Ice, whose real name is Robert VanWinkle, walked out of jail Wednesday night in Florida. He's accused of breaking into and stealing items from an abandoned home adjacent to a house he was working on.

He says the whole thing is a misunderstanding.

"Listen guys, I can't talk about all that right now. It's out of proportion and I wish you guys would focus on all the good things I've done," VanWinkle said.



When a reporter mentioned that VanWinkle does a lot for the community, the former rapper responded, "See what I'm saying? I mean listen, guys. It'll all get cleared up. You'll see."

The 47-year-old admitted that some items taken from the abandoned house were found at his property.

He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on a $6,000 bond.

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