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Travis Scott pauses show because of crowd disturbances

Travis Scott paused a show in New York due to crowd safety worries.

Tragically, last November, ten fans were killed at his festival, Astroworld, in Texas after a stampede in the crowd, and hundreds more were left seriously injured. The rapper has been scrutinised heavily over his role in events, and for months, Scott didn’t perform and also lost several lucrative deals.

However, he seems to have learnt from his inaction during the cataclysmic event, and during a recent performance, Scott stopped the concert because of fan safety. Whereas at Astroworld, the rapper carried on performing despite what was happening in the crowd.

Scott was performing at the Coney Art Walls venue in Coney Island when he instructed members of the audience who were climbing on a metal piece of apparatus in the venue to “get down”.

He told them this on several occasions and even paused the concert before things got dangerous. Furthermore, Scott also checked on audience members and told security members not to push toward the barricades at the venue.

In December, Scott apologised for his actions and told Charlamagne Tha God: “I’ve been on different types of emotions, an emotional rollercoaster, I mean. It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something.

“And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. There’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it.”