Vanilla Ice CANCELS Austin concert due to pandemic backlash, said '90s 'didn't have coronavirus'

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Vanilla Ice CANCELS Austin concert due to pandemic backlash, said '90s 'didn't have coronavirus'

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Vanilla Ice has cancelled his Austin concert this Friday after facing backlash for trying to proceed with it despite rising cases of COVID-19. 

The 52-year-old rapper (real name Rob Van Winkle) took to his social media to share a video to make the announcement that they will be postponing the show.

Alright stop: Vanilla Ice has cancelled his Austin concert this Friday after facing backlash for trying to proceed with it despite rising cases of COVID-19

Alright stop: Vanilla Ice has cancelled his Austin concert this Friday after facing backlash for trying to proceed with it despite rising cases of COVID-19

There was a problem and yo he solved it: While Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars to be closed again last Friday, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Vanilla Ice was still planning a show this Friday until pulling the plug

There was a problem and yo he solved it: While Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars to be closed again last Friday, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Vanilla Ice was still planning a show this Friday until pulling the plug

In the self recorded clip he said: ‘Hey guys, I’m going to give you a little update about the concert in Austin. 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. 

‘Basically, just want to stay safe. We do take it serious and we want to make sure everyone’s safe.’

Word to your mother: The 52-year-old rapper (real name Rob Van Winkle) took to his social media to share a video to make the announcement that they will be postponing the show

Word to your mother: The 52-year-old rapper (real name Rob Van Winkle) took to his social media to share a video to make the announcement that they will be postponing the show

He won't be performing the hook while his DJ revolves it: In the self recorded clip he said: 'Hey guys, I'm going to give you a little update about the concert in Austin. Basically I'm not going

He won’t be performing the hook while his DJ revolves it: In the self recorded clip he said: ‘Hey guys, I’m going to give you a little update about the concert in Austin. Basically I’m not going

He went on to say that he didn’t want to be the focal point of this debate before finishing it off: ‘Happy Fourth of July and hopefully by New Years, this corona crap will have a cure. Come on! Go Ninja go!’ 

He was planning on still having the show despite Texas governor Greg Abbott ordering all bars to be closed again last Friday.  

Vanilla Ice had revealed on Instagram last week that he’s performing at the Emerald Point Bar & Grill on Friday, July 3.

If rhyme was drug he'd sell it by the gram: Vanilla stated that he wants his fans to be safe as he said: 'Basically, just want to stay safe. We do take it serious and we want to make sure everyone¿s safe'

If rhyme was drug he’d sell it by the gram: Vanilla stated that he wants his fans to be safe as he said: ‘Basically, just want to stay safe. We do take it serious and we want to make sure everyone’s safe’

'Go ninja go!': He went on to say that he didn't want to be the focal point of this debate

‘Go ninja go!’: He went on to say that he didn’t want to be the focal point of this debate

While most concert venues are closed, the Emerald Point Bar & Grill takes in more than half of its revenue from food sales, so it’s still classified as a restaurant and therefore still open, according to the Austin Chronicle. 

Emerald Point general manager Matt Norcia told the Chronicle in May that the facility can accommodate up to 4,000, though that number grows to 5,000 when the beach area is open.

The concert is part of The Independence Day Throwback Beach Party, with 90s group Color Me Badd performing on the 4th of July as well.

Throwback Beach Party promoter Mike Wade said they will be capping ticket sales at 2,500, which will cost anywhere between $25 and $300.

Tickets: Throwback Beach Party promoter Mike Wade said they will be capping ticket sales at 2,500, which will cost anywhere between $25 and $300

Tickets: Throwback Beach Party promoter Mike Wade said they will be capping ticket sales at 2,500, which will cost anywhere between $25 and $300

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.

‘Get ready to go back to The 90s, the greatest decade ever,’ the rapper began in the caption of his post.

‘Bring your dancin shoes, Speedo’s, bikinis, neon colors and ninja turtle gear… hahha,’ he added, with the ‘ninja turtle gear’ referring to his Ninja Rap song from the 1991 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. 

Throwback: 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

Throwback: 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

Van Winkle also shared a video from one of his packed concerts, where he also expressed his love for the 1990s.

‘I can’t wait to get back to this. The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers,’ Van Winkle said.

‘We had 5.0‘s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s world, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan,’ he added.

90s love: Van Winkle also shared a video from one of his packed concerts, where he also expressed his love for the 1990s

90s love: Van Winkle also shared a video from one of his packed concerts, where he also expressed his love for the 1990s

‘And Mortal Kombat is still better than fortnight but we got out of the house, We danced, we invented house parties in the 90s. The last of the great decades,’ he concluded, with the hashtag #IMissTheNineties.

He shared yet another video from a packed show, which even featured one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on stage, where he added, ‘I can’t wait to get back to this’ with hashtags #BlocParty #YoVIPLet’sKickIt #GetItHowYouLiveIt.  

The Emerald Point Bar & Grill made local headlines in May when a local cover band called LC Rock played a show and posted a photo of the crowd, none of whom were wearing masks, though Norcia said the photo didn’t represent ‘the actual distancing’ and claimed the restaurant, ‘passed consistent checks from the Fire Marshall.’

Show: He shared yet another video from a packed show, which even featured one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on stage, where he added, 'I can¿t wait to get back to this' with hashtags #BlocParty #YoVIPLet¿sKickIt #GetItHowYouLiveIt

Show: He shared yet another video from a packed show, which even featured one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on stage, where he added, ‘I can’t wait to get back to this’ with hashtags #BlocParty #YoVIPLet’sKickIt #GetItHowYouLiveIt

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