Rihanna was in Nice at the time of the attack, but her rep confirmed to Billboard that “she’s safe.” Christian Estrosi, the former mayor of Nice and current president of the PACA region, tweeted the news on Thursday. He also announced that the Nice Jazz Festival has also been canceled, and that flags would be flown at half mast in the city on Friday.
Rihanna was set to play at the Allianz Stadium in Nice Friday night as part of her Anti World Tour. She’s next schedule to perform Sunday night at the Commerzback Arena in Frankfurt, Germany.
A Bastille Day celebration turned fatal Thursday when a 15-meter truck drove into a crowd that had gathered for fireworks. The driver of the vehicle, which also had explosives and weapons inside, was killed.
President Obama condemned the attack as a “horrific act of terrorism,” and the anti-terrorism unit in France has launched an investigation. It’s the second-deadliest attack in France since World War II — the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 of last year killed 130 people.