An attack killing over 80 people in Nice, France has led to the cancellation of a Rihanna concert and the Nice Jazz Festival.
When it finally seemed that things were settling down and the state of emergency neared an end, France was subjected to another brutal attack by a French-Tunisian lorry driver. He was shot and killed by police but not before going on a rampage, fatally running over at least 84 people and injuring several others. The terror attack is seen as the second deadliest in French history since World War II, right behind the mass shootings and bombings in Paris last year.
Owing to such an unsafe environment, Rihanna, who was already in the city ready to perform in Nice as part of her world tour, had to cancel her show. The announcement was made by Nice’s former mayor and current President of the PACA region Christian Estrosi via Twitter. He also confirmed the cancellation of the Nice Jazz Festival while commenting that flags would be flown at half-mast to commemorate the victims.
Rihanna’s tour will resume in Frankfurt, Germany where she will perform at Commerzback Arena. It was also reported that stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were in the city for the production of Fifty Shades Darker but everyone including the cast and crew were safe and accounted for.