Police say Travis Scott got fans too turnt up at a recent stop on his “Birds Eye View” tour.
The charismatic performer was arrested after his concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on Saturday night. The Rogers Police Department in Arkansas charged Scott, born Jaques Webster, with endangering the welfare of a minor, inciting a riot, and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Benton County Sheriff’s office and released a short while after.
According to a report by the Rogers Police Department, officers claim Scott exhorted his faithful onlookers to come up on stage. In the midst of the bumrush, several people were injured including fans, security and at least one police officer.
Scott was reportedly booked at the jail at 11:14 p.m. and released at 11:26 p.m., according to a CBS affiliate.
A few weeks back, during a show at Terminal 5 in New York, Scott came under fire after he encouraged one fan to jump from a lower balcony, promising he would be caught by fellow spectators.
“I see you but are you going to do it?” Scott said as the fan hung off the balcony seemingly contemplating a leap. “Turn the lights on. They gon’ catch you, don’t be scared.”
The man jumped and was caught. However, according to reports, more fans started jumping from the balcony and one was severely injured. That brave fan either jumped or was pushed from a third floor balcony, and broke both his legs.
Scott’s team issued a statement to the press about the incident, saying, “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 intended to offer him our support."
The controversy doesn’t seem to be slowing Scott up one bit. He continues his own tour for the next few weeks and in July, he embarks on Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” tour which also features D.R.A.M.