Exclusive: Vanilla Ice Explains The Legend That Is ‘Ninja Rap’

Here's how "Go ninja, go ninja, go!" united a nation in 1991, thanks to Vanilla Ice and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Gather ’round and let me tell you kids about the year 1991. The Cold War ended, the (first) Gulf War began, Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship, Kevin Costner somehow won two Oscars, and every man, woman and child was walking the streets chanting “Go ninja, go ninja, go!”

Of course, I’m talking about the now-iconic line made legend courtesy of Vanilla Ice in his rap song “Ninja Rap” from the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze:”

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