Travis might be in trouble
A fan who was paralyzed after falling from the balcony at a Travis Scott concert is suing the rapper over the incident.
Kyle Green fell from the balcony at a show at New York City’s Terminal 5. He claims that Scott is responsible for his injuries as he encouraged the crowd to rush the balcony and leap off. Green says he was shoved over the balcony by the rushing crowd and ended up with a fractured back, fractured right ankle, and a broken left wrist.
“I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up,” he told the New York Post. “Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage.”
His security team dragged him toward the stage without putting him in an appropriate brace or using a backboard, at the request of Scott. Scott gave Green a $10K ring off of his hand for falling from the balcony without realizing how greivously injured he was. The fall and the response left him paralyzed on the left side of his body.
“Take this ring. Take this ring,” Scott said as he tried to give the kid a gift. “Pick him up. Pick him up. Put this ring on his finger.”
Green said that the jerking contributed to his injury and the lawsuit claims that his paralysis could have been avoided had venue staff handled him properly.
“They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything, they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around,” Green continued. “Then they dropped me in front of the stage.”
“I was in a lot of pain,” he said. “I just laid there, and finally, an ambulance came.”
Green, who was enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Brooklyn before his fall, but he was forced to move back in with his family following the injury. He lived in a third-floor walkup prior to the fall, but he had to give it up as he couldn’t reach his apartment in his wheelchair.
“The emotional toll is just brutal,” Green said. “I was very independent, and now I depend on my family for almost everything.’’
Not the First Time
Green’s lawyer Howard Hershenhorn told the Post that there was “no crowd control so that the crowd was able to push him over the ledge, and then to add insult to injury, he winds up not even being given basic and routine first aid. Clearly, had he been given [the aid], he wouldn’t have wound up paralyzed.”
Green is suing both Scott and venueowner Bowery Presents for “severe personal injuries resulting in extreme pain and suffering, loss of earnings, emotional distress, and medical expenses.” The amount in damages Green is seeking has not been released.
It’s not like the venue would have been caught off guard by the chaotic nature of Travis’ shows. The rapper has been arrested twice for inciting riots at shows in Chicago and Arkansas. Both times he encouraged fans to rush the stage and several people were injured.
See the Incident
Watch a video of the incident up top. What do you think? Is Travis liable for this injury, especially since he encouraged venue security to carry Green while he was hurt? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.