Travis Scott arrested TWICE at his concerts before Astroworld Festival stampede tragedy that killed eight in TexasNovember 7, 2021
RAPPER Travis Scott had twice been arrested at his concerts before Saturday’s Astroworld tragedy.
The 30-year-old musician pled guilty to public disorder charges at concerts in 2015 and 2018.
His own Netflix documentary Look Mom I Can Fly shows Scott whipping his fans into a frenzy and urging them to push past security at his shows.
The film captures his arrest during the Birdseye View tour in 2017 at the Walmart Music Pavilion in Rogers, Arkansas.
At the show, he tells the crowd: “Before I go to this next song, I’m gonna have to invite just a couple more people down here to rage with these m***********s.
As fans storm past security and barricades to reach the front of the stage, Travis says: “I see’em! Security, let ‘em through. Security, let ‘em through! Let ‘em through.”
Later on in the show Travis runs from the stage as police appear.
He accuses his Head of Security of not being “on the job”.
The security boss replies: “We are on the job ‘cause it’s a security guy with a broken leg out there.”
Furious police wanted to charge Scott with inciting a riot but the rapper accepted charges of disorderly conduct.
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Before the show an anonymous staffer is seen on the documentary briefing security.
He said: “Kids they push up against the front and spread all the way across that and fill in the whole front floor.
“So the pressure becomes very great up against the barricade.
“You will see a lot of crowd surfers in general, but also a lot of kids are just trying to get out to safety ‘cause they can’t breathe, it’s so compact.
“You won’t know how bad it could be with our crowd until we turn on.”
In 2015, Travis again was charged with disorderly conduct at Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
The Office of Emergency Management issued a statement saying: “The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades.
“The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short while later. “
In the documentary crowds are seen getting out of control at Scott’s first Astroworld Festival in 2018.
While waiting to get in, fans are seen chanting and banging on the gates.
Security laugh as they plug their ears, cross themselves and join arms for protection.
Concert-goers then burst through the barricades, pushing fences over to get to the festival.
The US Sun has reached out to the Travis Scott's representative.
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