Just five minutes into his set at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago on Saturday, rapper Travi$ Scott’s performance was cut short because he urged fans to jump security barricades and rush the stage during his show, several reports indicate.
The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jacques Webster, reportedly fled the scene but was caught and charged with disorderly conduct, according to ABC-7 in Chicago. One of his fans was also charged with the same.
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C3 Presents, the company that promotes the Lollapalooza music festival, issued a statement after the incident saying: "Fans jumped the barricade into the security pit at Lollapalooza during Travis Scott’s performance on Saturday at Lollapalooza. The situation was resolved quickly and no patrons were injured. Operations have resumed as normal. Chicago Police are handling the matter."
The three-day music festival is being held in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend and features musicians like Metallica, Florence and the Machine and Paul McCartney, in addition to a bevy of lesser-known acts. According to the Chicago Tribune, there were seven arrests on Friday -- the first day of the music festival.