Travis got off easy
Travis Scott pled guilty to charges of disorderly conduct stemming from a rowdy concert in Arkansas last year that saw him arrested.
Scott was charged with inciting a riot, endangering a minor and disorderly conduct back in 2017 after one of his notoriously rowdy shows went a little too far for law enforcement’s liking. Scott’s attorney Doug Norwood told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that even these charges are just a technicality. He said that the charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal in January, adding that the charges are likely to be expunged from the rapper’s record.
“They overcharged him,” Norwood said. “They tried to get him for inciting a riot. The video did not show any of that.”
The Democrat-Gazette added that Scott was required to pay $6,825.31 to two people who said they were injured at the Arkansas show.
Sticking to It
Local police representatives stuck by their version of events. In an interview with People, Rogers Police Department spokesperson Keith Foster said that Scott “encouraged people to rush the stage and bypass security protocols to ensure concert goer safety.”
“During the rush to the stage several people were injured, including an employee from the security company hired to help monitor and control the crowd, and a member of the police department,” he said. “The injured subjects were treated at the AMP by members of the Rogers Fire Department and Mercy Medical.”
The news of Scott pleading guilty comes just days after the birth of his child with Kylie Jenner. Jenner kept her pregnancy a secret for months before unveiling the secret shortly after the child’s birth. She shared a photo, along with the infant girl’s name Stormi Webster, to her Instagram.
It’s not the first time that Scott has been in trouble for his concerts getting out of hand. He was famously arrested on similar charges after a set at Lollapalooza, and he’s currently being sued by a fan who was paralyzed after a crowd rush knocked him from the balcony at a New York show.
Kyle Green says that Scott’s insistence that the crowd rush forward, coupled with the poor medical training of security led to him becoming paralyzed.
“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.”
“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 being jerked around by the guards further exacerbated his spinal injury.
“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 said. “Then they dropped me in front of the stage.”
“I was in a lot of pain,” he added. “I just laid there, and finally, an ambulance came.”
What do you think? Does Scott have a duty to his fans to keep things level at his shows? Could he dial it back a bit if people keep getting hurt at his sets? Is this just a risk that Scott fans should expect? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.