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Neighbors grow cold to Vanilla Ice

Hypoluxo Island residents upset after rapper removes trees from his property
Vanilla Ice has annoyed some South Florida residents with his latest project.

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His name may be cool, but neighbors of Vanilla Ice are hot under the collar after discovering the rapper and television host removed trees from a property he bought on Hypoluxo Island.

The entertainer, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, is filming his home renovation show “The Vanilla Ice Project” at the site and planning to flip the property.

According to the Palm Beach Post, while one of the trees removed was a Banyan tree and that Winkle had a permit to do so, residents were still distressed. In addition, live oak trees were removed, which is not permitted. Winkle received a citation for violating code. [Palm Beach Post] – Jennifer White Karp