Vanilla Ice to throw 4th of July concert amidst coronavirus outbreak


But Texas, as well as several other states, has seen a strong resurgence of coronavirus cases. The venue, Emerald Point Bar & Grill, has been classed as a restaurant because more than 51% of its sales are food.

The controversy first erupted after the rapper posted a video of a packed crowd from earlier times along with a caption: "I can't wait to get back to this".

"Get ready to go back to The 90s, the greatest decade ever", the rapper and Dallas native, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, wrote June 24 - to the delight of his fans on Instagram.

"He ends the cringeworthy status with the hashtag "#IMissThenineties" and showed footage of a concert with wall to wall people.

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Vanilla Ice is throwing a Fourth of July weekend concert deep in the heart of pandemic hotspot Texas. Just wanna stay safe, we do take it seriously.

"Guys, I'm gonna give you a little update on the concert in Austin", he said in a video he uploaded to Twitter. "Hopefully, by New Year's, this corona crap will have a cure!" 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.

Today, Vanilla Ice announced cancellation of his performance at Emerald Point Bar & Grill's Independence Day Throwback Beach Party on Friday over public condemnation of the event.

Color Me Bad will be there as well.

Ice continued: "We had 5.0's, Blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne's World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan". Last week Texas governor Greg Abbott announced via an emergency executive order that he would shut down bars across the state due to spiking cases of the Wuhan virus - effectively ceasing in-person concerts at bars.

Rice subsequently posted a video in which he did not apologize or show regret but did ask audiences to observe safety rules and regulations going forward. The owner of the show's venue told the Texas Tribune that only 84 tickets were sold three days before the concert.