It looks like Vanilla Ice's Fourth of July concert isn't actually happening

Carla Harmon
July 5, 2020

"Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight. the last of the great decades".

The performer (real name: Robert Van Winkle) explained that when he booked the show "a long time ago", he was "hoping [the pandemic] would be a lot better by Fourth of July".

Update: Shortly after publishing this story, Ice himself announced it was canceled. "The best way to be nostalgic is by protecting your parents and grandparents and staying home". "We didn't have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers", he wrote in the Instagram caption of a video featuring a large crowd of people attending one of his shows.

Vanilla Ice cancels his Friday concert on Lake Travis amid coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Governor Greg Abbott just ordered all bars to be closed and reduced restaurant capacity to 50 percent on June 26 and nearly all other major concert events have been postponed across the city. The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert today at a venue just outside Austin but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed. We didn't have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers.

Rapper and DIY Network home renovator Vanilla Ice has decided not to go forward with a planned July 4 concert in Austin, Texas.

"Important notice re COVID-19: Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we can not guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event".

"The controversy erupted after the rapper published a video on the net of a bunch from pre-COVID occasions, together with the caption" I cannot wait to return to this. "I listen to my fans, I hear all you people out there".

As it was previously reported, Vanilla Ice said earlier this week that fans were to come to his show at their own risk.

I listen to my fans; I hear all you people out there, I didn't know the [coronavirus infection] numbers were so insane in Austin.

"Basically, [we] just want to stay safe".

Vanilla Ice, a native of nearby Dallas, shared a poster for the concert recently, asking fans to get ready to experience 90s nostalgia all over again. The ticket seller also noted that "the event organizer is exclusively responsible for the health and safety of this event".

In a since-deleted tweet, the singer said, "I take the coronavirus serious".

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