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Ten passengers removed from a quarantined Emirates flight...

•, By Valerie Edwards

'So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place,' Vanilla Ice tweeted. 

The double decker A380 aircraft, which was traveling from Dubai to New York City, landed at the Queens airport Wednesday morning shortly after 9am. 

Initial reports said up to 100 passengers fell ill, but a statement from Emirates put that number at just 10. 

The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, followed that tweet with a second one that expressed his relief of not being on the same level as the sick passengers. 

'This is crazy. Apparently there is over 100 people sick on the bottom floor, so happy I'm up top, it's a double-decker plane 380,' he tweeted.  

Shortly after the reports of 100 people falling ill on the plane made its rounds on the internet, Emirates released a statement on Twitter that claimed only 10 people had been treated. 

'Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill,' the statement read. 

'On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. 

'The safety & care of our customers is our first priority,' the airline wrote.

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