Resurfaced Footage Shows Travis Scott Encouraging Crowd To Beat Up Fan Who Tried To Steal His Yeezys
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Resurfaced footage from 2015 shows Travis Scott encouraging his crowd to beat up a fan who tried to steal his Yeezys. Watch below:
Scott, who was 23 at the time, was performing at the Openair Festival in Switzerland when he opted to crowd surf but was ultimately met by a fan trying to steal his expensive Yeezy trainers.
The rapper paused midway through the song and climbed on top of the security barrier to identify the perpetrator.
He then shouted through his microphone: "Get that motherf****r, get him!
"You try to take my shoe? You try to be a thief?"
"F**k him up! F**k him up! F**k him up!" he repeated, whilst encouraging the crowd to beat up the person-in-question.
The so-called 'thief' was then reportedly removed from the crowd by security, as per Huff Post.
Two days ago (6 Nov) eight people died and many others were injured in a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival during Scott's performance in Houston, Texas.
The line-up for the festival featured Master P, Yves Tumor, Toro y Moi, Roddy Rich, Lil Baby and festival founder Scott, as well as a surprise appearance from Drake.
A compression of the crowd toward the stage occurred just after 9pm local time on Friday (5 November) while rapper Travis Scott was performing, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena told reporters at a news conference.
"The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries," the fire chief explained.
"People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."
In the aftermath, a seemingly shook-up Scott wrote on Twitter: "I'm absolutely devastated by what took place last night.
- TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021
"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.
"Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into this tragic loss of life.
"I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support families in need.
"Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support."
The show was called off shortly after several people began suffering injuries, and the second and final day of the festival has been cancelled.
Officials transported 23 people to the hospital, including 11 who were in cardiac arrest, Pena said.
Around 300 people were treated for injuries such as cuts and bruises at the scene at NRG Park, where a field hospital had been set up.
Approximately 50,000 people were in attendance at the festival, Pena said.
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