Culture Vulture: Artists Accused of Cultural Misappropriation

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  • Madonna
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Brian Austin Green
  • Lil Kim
  • Ke$ha
  • Riff Raff
  • Andre 3000
  • Kreayshawn
  • Elvis Presley
  • Miley Cyrus

Vanilla Ice

In 1990, Vanilla Ice, with his pompadour flattop and clownish street gear, became America's biggest rap star with the smash hit "Ice Ice Baby." But while teeny-boppers and college kids across the country danced to the tune, little did they know that Vanilla had swiped the song's chorus from a chant created by the Black fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha. No suit was filed, but the move was considered, to quote the fraternity, "too cold ... too cold."

 (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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