CHICAGO — A rapper who was arrested in Chicago in 2015 for encouraging people to jump a security fence at Lollapalooza has now been charged with inciting a riot for urging fans to join him on stage at an Arkansas show.
Reports say that rapper Travis Scott was performing when he urged fans to rush the stage past security at a show outside Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday night. A security guard, a police officer and several others were reportedly injured.
He is charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a minor, the Associated Press reports.
In 2015, he told Lollapalooza attendees to climb barricades to move closer to the stage, Rolling Stone reported at the time. "Middle finger up to security right now," he allegedly shouted.
The Lollapalooza concert was shut down and Scott, whose real name is Jacques Webster, was sentenced to one year probation after pleading guilty in Chicago to reckless conduct, the AP said.
Scott sent out this tweet following his arrest in Arkansas:
IM HEAR TO CAUSE A GOOD TIME. NOT HARM. #FreeTravisScott— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) May 16, 2017
TMZ quoted an anonymous source saying that Travis saw available space in the general admission toward the front, so he invited seated guests in the back to come forward and did not intend to put anyone anyone in danger.