Travis Scott was arrested by Chicago police Saturday after the rapper encouraged Lollapalooza attendees to climb over security barricades and storm the stage. The Houston rapper’s festival performance lasted just five minutes before being shut down after dozens of fans joined Scott on stage. Scott was arrested soon after and charged with disorderly conduct, Chicago’s ABC 7 reports. One fan was also charged in the incident.
In video from Scott’s brief appearance, the rapper is seen telling festivalgoers to climb over the barricades to move closer to the stage. “Everyone in a green shirt get the fuck back,” Scott says, referring to the security in the pit separating the crowd and the stage. “Middle finger up to security right now.” Scott then further incited the Lollapalooza crowd with a chant of “We want rage.”
Dozens of fans then hopped onstage with the rapper, but the music was cut off as organizers threatened to end the performance if the stage wasn’t cleared. “Listen, they’re gonna stop the show if y’all don’t get down. I wanna finish performing,” Scott told fans. “We can start over, everybody just get down.” However, at that point, the concert was shut down and Scott reportedly vacated the scene quickly.
“The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades,” the Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melissa Stratton told ABC 7. “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.”