Country music star Chase Rice appeared on The Bachelor on Monday night, but the singer is not happy about what happened. Rice, known for love songs like “Eyes On You” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” appeared on the latest episode in order to promote his music. Peter Weber, this season’s Bachelor and former contestant on The Bachelorette, went on a surprise date with Victoria Fuller, a contestant. The date was a private concert with Rice. However, things turned awkward when it was revealed that Fuller had been romantically involved with the country singer before she came on The Bachelor. “It’s just awkward, you know, it’s just weird,” said Fuller in one of the show’s confessionals.


Before the show’s premiere on Monday, Rice aired his grievances about the awkward Bachelor concert. On Friday, Rice called in on Fitz in the Morning, a country music radio show, to address his relationship with Fuller. “We spent a night together in Charlotte, she’s a cool chick, from what I know of her,” he said. He then clarified, saying, “I’ve got no problem with [Fuller]. I’ve got no problem with [Weber].”


Rice was aware that Fuller was a contestant on the show, but was still “really pissed off,” and blindsided when he realized he was performing for an ex-girlfriend. Before appearing on The Bachelor, he was concerned that the producers of the show were going to create conflict by drudging up him and Fuller’s previous relationship. However, Rice was reassured that what ended up happening on the show was not going to happen. “Don’t even worry about that,” Rice recalls being told, “They’re not going to do that to you.” Rice described the choice for him to perform for Fuller as, “over the top,” and “unnecessary.” “If there’s anything I ever wanted, it’s to have nothing to do with the drama of that show,” said Rice.

The full interview with Rice can be listened here, starting at around the 55 minute mark. The clip of the private concert for Weber and Fuller is linked below.