Travis Scott arrested after Lollapalooza: Rapper charged with disorderly conduct after 5-minute set
Travi$ Scott was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Saturday after his set at Lollapalooza in Chicago, according to ABC7 Chicago. The Houston rapper performed for five minutes before his set was shut down after Scott told fans to join him on stage. Police said he encouraged the crowd to climb over security barriers.
“The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades,” Office of Emergency Management said in a statement. “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.”
In fan-shot footage from the show, Scott is heart telling fans to move closer to the stage. “Everyone in a green shirt get the f–k back,” he says, referencing security guards’ uniforms. “Middle finger up to security right now.” The crowd then chants, “We want rage.”
Scott was reportedly issued a misdemeanor charge for reckless conduct and was released Sunday. “Fans jumped the barricade into the security pit at Lollapalooza during Travis Scott’s performance on Saturday,” Lollapalooza organizers C3 Presents said in a statement. The situation was resolved quickly and no patrons were injured. Operations have resumed as normal. Chicago Police are handling the matter.”
Scott posted an Instagram Sunday, with the caption, “Love to u fans. Thank u lollapalooza Learned a lot from this.”