July 15, 2016


Rihanna Cancels Concert in Nice Following Bastille Day Attack

Rihanna has canceled her concert in Nice following Thursday night's Bastille Day attack, which as of now has left 84 people dead. The singer, who was scheduled to perform in the city's Allianz Stadium tonight, announced the news on Instagram:

Due to the tragic events in #Nice, my concert scheduled for tomorrow July 15 at Allianz Stadium will not be going ahead as planned.  Our thoughts are with the victims and their families 😢

Prior to the announcement, a rep for the artist confirmed that "she's safe." Christian Estrosi, the president of Nice, also confirmed the Rihanna news as well as the cancellation of a local jazz festival. Celebrities like Amy Schumer, Simon Cowell and Cyndi Lauper have all expressed their condolences after the tragic attack that ruptured a day of celebration.

Officials said the driver, who plowed through the crowd with a large truck, was shot and killed by the police. The unfortunate incident comes after last November's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.