Due to a personal crisis, Friday’s “Welcome America Concert” on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be absent of pop star Ariana Grande.
Roots drummer Questlove first tweeted the news, which was shortly followed by an official update from Wawa Welcome America.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) July 3, 2014
Because of unforeseen personal circumstances, ArianaGrande will not be able to perform during the Philly 4th of July Jam tomorrow.
— Wawa Welcome America (@July4thPhilly) July 3, 2014
The "Problem" singer is still scheduled to perform during “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” which is airing live Friday night on NBC.
The show will go on as planned with featured performances by The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc and more.
For more information about today’s festivities, visit here.