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Matt Kranis

Are you ready for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows? Because Vanilla Ice is ready.

The rapper crashed the Madison Square Garden premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows to debut a new "Ninja Rap." Thankfully, he had the help of some old-school turtles to bring everyone back to the '90s.

Ice's presence at the premiere is a nostalgic nod to his appearance in 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Fans will remember his infamous "Ninja Rap" sequence from the movie, which ranks as one of the weirdest musical moments/fight scenes in film history. While the original rap boasted pop-infused style, Vanilla Ice's new song is significantly more modern, with a hard-hitting bass beat and orchestral strings featured throughout. Of course, the new song still features that classic hook — "Go ninja! Go ninja! Go!"

The Vanilla Ice performance is just the latest in a series of nostalgic references to the Turtles's past. The new film features classic villains Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, and generally looks to replicate the fun, colorful adventures of the TMNT animated series. Playing up the sentimentality on Out of the Shadows could get more Turtles fans on board for the team's continued adventures. And considering that the TMNT comics were full of crazy moments, we wouldn't be shocked to see another cameo appearance from Vanilla Ice on the big screen.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows hits theaters June 3. What do you think of Vanilla Ice's new "Ninja Rap?" Check out the original below and let us know what you think in the comments.


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