Travi$ Scott's Lollapalooza Set Cut Short After He Urges Fans to Rush the Stage: Report
Rapper Travi$ Scott’s Lollapalooza 2015 set didn’t last for long. After coming on stage about 30 minutes past his scheduled start time, the rapper told the crowd to jump the barricade. A minute or two into a performance of his song "Quintana,” his music was cut.
Scott was stopped abruptly by what looked to be police as well as the festival’s security team, with his time on stage only lasting for about five minutes, according to a Billboard editor on the scene.
Rumors of an arrest circulated among fans on Twitter. Billboard reached out to Scott’s representatives, who initially said that Scott wasn't arrested. However, ABC7 Chicago reports that Scott was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
The Office of Emergency Management issued a statement to the news outlet: "The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades. Due to the security's quick response, the situation was remedied immediately and no fans were injured. The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short while later. "
Billboard received a statement from C3 Presents, the company behind Lollapalooza: "Fans jumped the barricade into the security pit at Lollapalooza during Travis Scott’s performance on Saturday. The situation was resolved quickly and no patrons were injured. Operations have resumed as normal. Chicago Police are handling the matter."
Several video clips and photos of the chaos at Lollapalooza have been posted on social media:
security hesitated for one second too long when he told them to let the kids up adhdjkskdk someone is gonna DIE pic.twitter.com/DvEwZ1kCRN— rich homie blonde (@hellakyra) August 1, 2015
Welp Travis Scott just got kicked out because people suck pic.twitter.com/lZqmps0Frj— Matt Balara (@mbalara13) August 1, 2015
Reporting by Chris Payne.