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Rapper Vanilla Ice commented on the controversy between Miranda Lambert and a group of her fans during a Friday night performance, telling the gathered crowd that he did not mind if they took selfies.
Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, mentioned the country star during his appearance at the “I Love the ’90s” concert that included other retro performers Young MC and C&C Music Factory at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, according to a report from People.
After performing “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice reportedly invited fans onstage and told some of them who were taking photos: “You can take all the selfies you want — this ain’t no Miranda Lambert concert.”
“Turn it around like Miranda hates,” the rapper said later in the show, encouraging fans to use their phones for taking selfies, per the report.
Lambert made headlines earlier this month when she paused a residency show in Las Vegas to scold a group of fans taking a selfie, accusing them of “not listening to” her music.
“I’m gonna stop right here for a second,” Lambert said in a clip of the interaction posted on TMZ, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
“These girls are worried about their selfies and not listening to the song,” the country singer continued. “It’s pissing me off a little bit. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. And I’m singing some country damn music.”
Some fans applauded Lambert’s strong reaction to the selfie-takers while others argued the concertgoers should be free to do what they want during the show.
“Miranda didn’t even talk to our Vegas audience between songs hardly,” one TikTok user shared. “Always in a mood. Fans can enjoy however they want. They paid.”
Some fans sought to defend Lambert by saying it was the specific moment with which she took issue rather than being completely opposed to concertgoers taking selfies.
“There’s all the time in the world to partake in those activities during her rowdier, more up-tempo numbers but during her sacred ballads just shut up and listen,” one fan wrote. “Not exactly asking for much when there’s very few on her setlist.”