Vanilla Ice tried to keep his cool while on board the Emirates flight that was quarantined at John F. Kennedy Airport on Wednesday. Up to 100 passengers reported feeling ill on the flight from Dubai to New York, according to USA Today.
The rapper chronicled the events on Twitter, writing, “I just landed from Dubai and now there is [sic] like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place.” The accompanying video shows him peering out of an airplane window.
He added that he was not on the affected floor of the double-decker plane. “Apparently there is [sic] over 100 people sick on the bottom floor, so happy I’m up top.”
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
Emirates responded to the situation, issuing a statement on Twitter that confirmed 10 passengers that were on Flight 203 “were taken ill” and “attended to by local health authorities.” All passengers have since disembarked after being screened by local health authorities.
Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. 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.
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018
People were quick to joke about Vanilla Ice’s tweets, citing the lyrics from his hit song. “If there is a problem, yo you’ll solve it,” one user wrote. Another riffed on the opening line of “Ice Ice Baby,” writing, “I sure hope everyone is collaborating and listening.”
Hey Vanilla Ice I'm a reporter for Fox 22 can you confirm whether this disease is killin' your brain like a poisonous mushroom?
— Joe Colangelo (@Itsjoeco) September 5, 2018
If there is a problem, yo you’ll solve it.
— Jonathan Sale (@JonathanSale) September 5, 2018
I sure hope everyone is collaborating and listening.
— Justin Houch (@HouchJ) September 5, 2018
Ice is back with a brand new infection
— Patrick McGrath (@ptmcgrat) September 5, 2018