Chicago rapper Vic Mensa nearly died trying to get into Lollapalooza. How's that for a "most memorable" festival moment? Speaking to Billboard on Saturday, Mensa opened up about a terrifying, but spiritual, near-death experience a few years ago while trying to crash the festival's gate. The "Feel That" artist had successfully entered the grounds the day before -- he saw a "dope" J. Cole show -- but ran into trouble during his repeat attempt.
"I was trying to get in and they had upped security from the day before -- it was just impossible to get in like I got in the day before," he says. "I was trying to do something crazy, climbing down the train structure over on Monroe over a bridge. And I touched a transformer on my arm right there [Mensa shows noticeable scarring on his left arm]."