Vanilla Ice is listening to the concerns of his fans. The 52-year-old performer took to Twitter on Thursday ahead of his scheduled Fourth of July performance in Austin, Texas, to reveal that he had decided to cancel following backlash.
Writing that he was moving the show to “a better date,” the “Ice, Ice, Baby” rapper told fans in a video message, “Basically, I’m not going. I listen to my fans, I hear all you people out there. I didn’t know the numbers were so crazy in Austin, but we were hoping it would be a lot better by Fourth of July because we booked this concert a long time ago.”
Vanilla Ice added that he came to the decision due to his desire to keep fans safe.
“Basically, just want to stay safe, we do take it serious. We want to make sure that everybody’s safe,” he said. “We were just hoping for a good time Fourth of July weekend, but it turned into a big focal point on me and it’s not about that.”