This is not ok
Travis Scott shows are known for being a bit… active. The rapper has been repeatedly booked for inciting riots, has been sued over the safety of his shows, and can’t seem to go a week without clashing with his own security over a fan who just wants to turn up and go full “me hoy minoy” with the rapper.
One fan found himself on the wrong end of a revitalized Chappelle’s Show bit (“When Keeping It Lit Goes Wrong”) after his enthusiasm earned him a choking from a security guard. The guard grabbed him around the neck as he went for the stage like he was preparing to chokeslam the concertgoer. The guard held him like that for an uncomfortably long amount of time.
To make matters worse for the snatched kid, his buddy actually managed to make it through and get to Travis. His friend has unforgettable memories while he just has finger bruises around his throat.
According to TMZ, Travis’ camp reached out to say that the guard who went overboard was not a member of their regular detail.
Travis has called out security before for manhandling his fans. When one particularly active concertgoer thought to jump on the side stage and prepare to leap into the crowd during the song “Goosebumps,” he was yanked down hard by his ankles by waiting security guards.
Scott took offense at the move, stopping the show to chastise the guards for being so rough.
“Hold on, hold on, hold on,” he said, halting the clapping fans before turning to the security guards. “Don’t ever touch my fans like that. He know what he trying to do. We know what he trying to do.”
The fan made his way back to the stage, pointing and nodding at Travis for the support. When he walked back up onto the stage, one security guard maintained a hold on his arm.
“Let him go,” Scott said.
Scott restarted the song a capella with the clapping audience providing a rhythm for the kid to jump to. Then when the beat came back in he launched himself over the heads of the guards and onto the crowd.
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It doesn’t always end so well though. Kyle Green fell from the balcony at a show at New York City’s Terminal 5 after Scott encouraged the crowd to rush the balcony and leap off. Green explained that 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.”
The guards carrying him toward the stage without a proper brace further exacerbated his injuries and left him paralyzed. Green is suing the rapper and the concert promoter for failing to provide a safe environment to see the show.
Check out the choking victim up top. What do you think? How many incidents can happen at Travis Scott shows before the tide turns or he gets better security? Are security ever within their rights to choke someone like this? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.