Travis Scott appears to have injured his knee during Day 1 of Rolling Loud in New York on Saturday (Oct. 12). Complex reports that during the Houston rapper’s set, he performed “BUTTERFLY EFFECT.” Scott apparently jumped and landed wrong on his right knee. Later on in the performance, he said, “I ain’t gonna lie, I think I just broke my knee right now. But this show cannot stop just yet.”
True to his word, the rapper kept going and performed, “BYSTANDERS.” He ended the show with “SICK MODE,” and told his fans that “nothing can ever stop this show.” The rapper was also seen wearing a knee brace.
Speaking of Rolling Loud, the festival made headlines yesterday after news surfaced that the NYPD requested that several rappers be removed from the lineup. In a City of New York Police Department document that was obtained by The FADER, it was asked that “the below listed individuals be removed from performing at the ‘Rolling Loud Festival’ taking place at Citi Field on Saturday October 12, 2019 and Sunday October 13, 2019, due to public safety concerns.” The letter went on to list Casanova, Pop Smoke, Don Q, Sheff G, and 22GZ.
The letter then said, “The above listed performers have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide. The New York City Police Department believes if these individuals are allowed to perform, there will be a higher risk of violence.”
Casanova and Don Q both took to their social media to weigh in on the cancellations. However, it was later reported by The Shaderoom that the artists affected by the removal are possibly in talks to put on their own charity concert.
On another note, Rolling Loud co-founder, Tariq Cherif, announced on Twitter that the festival still plans to honor their agreement to the artists and will pay full booking fees. They will also book the artists for future festival dates in other cities. “I can’t speak on this much but I want everyone to know that we are still paying all of those artists full booking fees AND sending them offers for future Rolling Loud’s in other cities,” he tweeted.