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Two popular recording acts of the ’90s came together for the first time this weekend.
Vanilla Ice made a surprise appearance at New Kids on the Block’s Chicago show Friday at Allstate Arena.
Said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg before Ice made his appearance: “Ya’ll wanna have a little more fun? Take the lights down low. Chi-town, give it up for Vanilla Ice!”
The rapper sang his massive 1990 hit “Ice Ice Baby” with some assist from the members of NKOTB and then segued into his hit cover/interpretation of “Play That Funky Music.”
Ice — aka Robert Van Winkle — currently hosts a DIY Network home-improvement show titled The Vanilla Ice Project. During his appearance at the concert, he touted the new season, which debuts in October.
Before leaving, he said: “We finally share the stage together, fellas, after all these years. All the best, guys.” He then took a “selfie” with the five members of NKOTB while still onstage.
NKOTB is currently touring the U.S. with fellow ’90s-era groups 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men as part of “The Package Tour,” which ends Aug. 4 in Indianapolis.
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