Rapper Robert Van Winkle, popularly known as Vanilla Ice, has joined euthanasia supporters and made a series of high profile appearances where he has spoken passionately about the need to end his own music career, which has been terminally ill for many years. However, record labels and managers have insisted that Van Winkle keep it going, with recent releases such as Vanilla Ice Is Back in 2008 and WTF in 2011 dashing his hopes every time he thinks it is finally over.
At a recent pro-choice-of-death group meeting, Van Winkle said "When I look back at my own career, I want to remember To The Extreme. I want to see money, fame, girls, Ice Ice Baby. But looking at this sad wreck around me today all I feel is sorrow and suffering. Vain hopes of a comeback coupled with misguided attempts at other styles result in nothing but pain and loss of dignity for all concerned. Did you know that on my last album I was talked in to trying my hand at house music? House music. And Insane Clown Posse guested. This should have been ended long ago and it should be ended now, with dignity. Well not dignity, that bird has flown, but still, the time has come to say no more."
A bloc of artists including Incubus, Blink 182 and James Blunt has coalesced around Vanilla Ice, all joining him in asking that they not be forced to waste precious resources and time sustaining something which brings no good to the world.
In related news, there has been some talk within the American government of the formation of "death panels" which deliberate upon which musical careers will be saved and which terminated, after over more than 30,000,000 Americans wrote to their congressmen asking that something be done about Metallica.