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Vanilla Ice accepts plea deal to perform community service after being arrested over break-in and theft at Florida home

Published 02/04/2015 | 19:49

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Vanilla Ice has accepted a plea deal to perform community service after being arrested over a break-in and theft at an abandoned home in Florida.

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The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, appeared in circuit court in West Palm Beach.

He agreed to a fine and 100 hours of community service to avoid charges of grand theft over the February incident.

Van Winkle hosts a home improvement show, DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice Project, and was renovating a home next to the victim. He said the alleged theft was a misunderstanding.

The 47-year-old rose to fame with the 1990 hit song Ice Ice Baby.

He told The Palm Beach Post: "I'm glad to have this behind me."

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