During a performance at Terminal 5 on Sunday night, buzzy rapper and all-around showman Travis Scott encouraged fans to jump from the balconies, which they did, because there are no fans on Earth quite as wild as Travis Scott fans.
In one video, the rapper, who’s performed songs such as “Never Catch Me” and “Flying High,” can be heard assuring someone from the balcony that those in the mosh pit would catch him once he leapt. “I see you, but are you gonna do it?” Scott said. “They gonna catch you, don’t be scared! Fall!”
— FTP Flame 🎪 (@FTPflame) May 1, 2017
Several other videos posted on social media show kids hanging from the edge of the balconies, and one show-goer reportedly broke both his legs after jumping from the third floor ledge. Footage of that fall isn’t online, though one video does show Scott giving his ring to a fan who appears to be getting carried out, before chiding him, “Why the fuck did you do that? I love you, man.”
Travis Scott gave the kid who jumped from the third story his ring pic.twitter.com/53WepB7KMi
— Fuego 🎪 (@FuegoTheAlbum) May 1, 2017
According to law enforcement officials, nobody was cited for the incident and FDNY was not called to transport anyone.
Travis Scott’s Birds Eye View tour continues Tuesday in Pittsburgh, and he returns to New York in July, for two shows with Kendrick Lamar and D.R.A.M. Tickets for the second, non-sold out show go on sale Friday.
Update:TMZ reports that "Travis Scott is not responsible for the kid who jumped from a 3rd story balcony at his concert ... despite the fact he encouraged people from the 2nd story balcony to jump." Travis' team is reportedly launching a full investigation, and one of his reps stated, "The safety of everyone is held in the highest regard and we are currently conducting an internal investigation to ensure that this does not happen again. We are deeply concerned about the guest who was injured and intend to offer him our support."
— RAVEN B. (@RAVIEB) May 1, 2017
Omg wow. pic.twitter.com/g1fwwyRnWd
— Six 🇬🇭 (@Sixfever) May 1, 2017