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Travi$ Scott Got Arrested After His Lollapalooza Act for Trying to Make His Fans Go Crazy

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Travi$ Scott was arrested by Chicago police Saturday after he attempted to incite the crowd at his Lollapalooza set, according to reports. In video footage (watch below) from his performance, Scott tells his fans to bum-rush security and join him onstage. Consequently, the rapper is facing disorderly conduct charges, the AP reports. Fest organizers said that Scott’s set lasted just longer than five minutes and that on-site security was able to contain the mass before it turned chaotic. “The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades,” a statement from the city’s Office of Emergency Management said. “Due to the security’s quick response, the situation was remedied immediately and no fans were injured. The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short while later.” One fan has also reportedly been charged in the incident, according to Rolling Stone.

In the video (above), Scott can be heard ordering the crowd: “Everyone in a green shirt get the fuck back. … Middle finger up to security right now.” As fans begin cartwheeling over the barricades, clashing with the green bodies, he starts chanting: “We want rage. We want rage. We want rage.” His song “Quintana” gets cut short by staffers as attendees begin to mob the stage. Scott disappeared soon after, and although he was silent for a bit, he eventually posted this Instagram from the scene Sunday, with the caption: “Love to u fans. Thank u lollapalooza Learned a lot from this.”

Travi$ Scott Got Arrested After Lollapalooza Act