A video of Travis Scott spitting on a fan back in 2015 has gone viral and it has only added more fuel to the fire. Fans are questioning their support of the singer while many are calling for him to be cancelled.
The video, which was taken during the Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland back in July 2015, shows Travis Scott having an altercation with a young fan during the concert. According to reports, Travis was crowd surfing when a fan tried to steal his shoe.
Travis then got angry at the fan, and the video shows him attacking the fan while telling the crowd to “f-ck him up.” The singer is also heard telling the crowd to “Get that motherf—er, get him!” and he told the fan, “Come here, b***h. You tried to take my shoe. You want to be a thief.”
During this altercation, Travis stopped his music and was using his microphone to tell fans that this kid stole his shoe.
Security can be seen pulling the fan away while the young man was being attacked by members of the crowd who were instigated by Travis’ anger. As the fan was exiting the area, Travis appeared to spit on him.
The video has gone viral on social media and people are commenting like crazy. One person wrote, “He literally stopped a whole ass concert because someone took a SHOE. He can stop a concert when people are being STOMPED and SUFFOCATED to DEATH. Stop blindly following celebrities, they don’t care about you.”
Another user commented on the tweet and said “Celebrities don’t give a hoot about u all..u pay for those tickets they get rich from that…and they go home to eat pizza when it’s over…I wouldn’t even think of paying a dime to that piece of dirt..”
Since the AstroWorld tragedy, stories about Travis Scott causing and encouraging violence among his fans have surfaced on the Internet. People want the world to know that the tragedies of November 5 were not the first time that Travis Scott had hurt his fans.
According to reports by The Sun, Travis has been arrested twice before because he encouraged his fans to rush security. The musician pleaded guilty to public disorder charges back in 2015 and 2018.
In his Netflix documentary, Look Mom I Can Fly, Travis is shown telling fans to storm security and cause destruction. During the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, the Office of Emergency Management issued a statement about Travis’ performance and said, “The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades. The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short while later.”
Since, the Astroworld Festival tragedies, many of the injured and families of the dead have sued Travis Scott over the events of the night. They blame the singer for the deaths of their family members.
So far, more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott and others involved in the Astroworld Festival tragedy. A lawsuit filed by concertgoer Manuel Souza, said “So many people were hurt, and so few emergency personnel were provided by defendants, that patrons themselves had to conduct CPR on their fellow concertgoers,” the suit alleges. “Yet defendants made the conscious decision to let the show go on, despite the extreme risk of harm to concertgoers that was escalating by the moment.”
Attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard, who have filed another lawsuit against Travis said, “We are hearing horrific accounts of the terror and helplessness people experienced — the horror of a crushing crowd and the awful trauma of watching people die while trying unsuccessfully to save them.”
The lawyers expect to file more lawsuits in the coming days. Texas authorities have also opened an investigation into the tragedy and will be determining who to blame for the eight deaths.