Ariana Grande Cancels Welcome America Performance

By Leigh Anne Tiffany
|  Friday, Jul 4, 2014  |  Updated 8:21 AM EDT
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Ariana Grande Not Performing at July Jam

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Looks like Ariana Grande does have "one less problem"-- that is one less name. The artist's full name is Ariana Grande-Burtera.

The Philly 4th of July Jam will be short one act as Ariana Grande pulls out of the concert unexpectedly Thursday afternoon.

Public Relations Manager for the Office of the City Representative Randy Giancaterino announced today that Grande would not perform in Friday's concert, a part of the week-long Wawa Welcome America event.

Though the city did not release the reason for the sudden drop out, Wawa Welcome America tweeted early Thursday that the singer had "unforeseen personal circumstances."

Grande issued this tweet earlier in the day:

The Philly 4th of July Jam set list will still be a full one, featuring artists like Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, and local Philadelphia band The Roots.

The show, which is said to be the "Largest Free Concert in America," will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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