About 30 minutes into the Grammy-nominated group’s set, D-Roc fell to the floor and was carried off the stage. It’s unclear if he was taken to a hospital for treatment, and his condition wasn’t immediately reported.
The video below, which appears to show stunned fans watching the rapper carried off stage, circulated on social media. After the incident, the show continued.
Vanilla Ice headlined the Ozark Empire Fair concert, which attracted media coverage last week. The Kansas City Star reported on July 28 that controversial Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey posted a political ad online with Vanilla Ice’s name and photograph, referencing an upcoming performance by Vanilla Ice and the Ying Yang Twins at the fair. It encouraged visitors to “join team McCloskey.”
In June 2020, McCloskey and wife, Patricia McCloskey, were photographed waving guns from their front porch at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis. McCloskey was charged with misdemeanor assault and pleaded guilty, but he was later pardoned by Republican Gov. Mike Parson.
Vanilla Ice denied any affiliation with McCloskey. When asked by the Star, the candidate confirmed that there’s no relationship between him and the artists, adding that he never intended to suggest that one existed.