Newswire: BET will commemorate Selma with a Vanilla Ice concert
Fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that one day man would not be judged by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character, BET will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma with a concert by Vanilla Ice—a rapper who happens to be white, but is more importantly terrible. The announcement has already united little black boys and little black girls and little white boys and little white girls in harmony, as they come together at the table of brotherhood to agree that Vanilla Ice sucks.
Creating that historic accord was just one reason Ice was chosen by BET’s Paxton Baker and Harry Belafonte, who put together a line-up that also includes Bill Withers, Cicely Tyson, Flava Flav, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Rick Ross. As Baker explained to AL.com, another reason is that Vanilla Ice is cool.
“Vanilla Ice was …