Vanilla Ice, the most elegant man to ever wear belly rings through his ears, had some problems in Dubai, but none of them were for the indecency of his music or persona. Us Weekly is reporting that the master of 90s-white-boy-rap-speaking was quarantined on a flight heading to New York from Dubai. But the shocking part is: he wasn’t the reason for the quarantine.
Ice himself tweeted about his time on the tarmac:
So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place pic.twitter.com/i9QLh6WyJW
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) September 5, 2018
Speaking with USA Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that passengers and crew members of the Emirates’ Airbus A380 flight “complained of illness, including cough and some with fever.” Wow. …Vanilla Ice can afford to fly Emirates? Fuck. That Dancing With The Starsand DIY Network money must still be coming in clutch.
An airline spokesperson confirmed this mess to Us Weekly saying that all the travellers, including Vanill Icea, were evacuated from the plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport around noon, after nearly an hour and fifteen minutes of sitting around waiting for the sick people on the level below them to turn into zombies and eat the rest of them. The Emirates Statement partly reads:
“On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. …The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.”
The press secretary for the Mayor of New York City, Eric Phillips, tweeted about the scenario also:
All the passengers are off and have been evaluated. 19 sick. 10 to hospital and 9 refused medical attention. Health officials are processing tests now to determine the cause. Symptoms still pointing to the flu. https://t.co/ZWURgb68bJ
— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) September 5, 2018
Those 9 people who refused medical attention don’t have insurance, because ain’t no one getting quarantined with 100 people and not going to a hospital afterwards for no reason. Like, what? We all saw Contagion ain’t none of us playing those games. Like, bitch, what’s the rush? Is How To Get Away With Murder on TV? Get to a doctor! And to any women who may have slept with Vanilla Ice while he was in Dubai: I give the same advice.