HipHollywood can confirm that Travis Scott was taken into custody over the weekend after inciting a riot in Arkansas.
According to the Rogers Police Department, following Scott’s show at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on Saturday, he was arrested after encouraging “people to rush the stage and bypass the security protocols to ensure concert goer safety.”
The department wrote in a statement that “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.”
The rapper was charged with Inciting a Riot, Disorderly Conduct, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
Scott has not responded to the arrest, but it is no secret the rapper enjoys an active crowd. TS was also arrested in 2015 after Lollapalooza for telling fans to jump the barricades.
I personally know what it’s like to be right in the middle of Travis Scott pandemonium. During the first weekend of Coachella 2017, I was situated in the heart of an aggressive mosh pit during Travis’ show. When the rapper called for fans to get hype and jump around, I was not prepared for the elbows to the arm, back and face.
So here’s a little PSA … if you don’t want to get bumped around at a Scott concert, stay far away from the stage.