Scott, who had initially been described only as a “live DJ,” joined Meek Mill on stage for an unexpected concert at the Coney Island Art Walls’ Independence Day celebration in New York. According to TMZ, to have a better glimpse of the tightly packed audience at the outdoor event, some concertgoers clambered up the metal lighting truss and scaffolding. They dangled perilously on the metal framework. When Scott noticed the fans on the truss, he abruptly stopped the performance and told them to get down.
The audience members cooperated, and the performance continued. After the event, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight, “Travis is committed to doing his part to ensure events are as safe as possible so that fans can have fun, and he encouraged fans to listen to requests from security and climb down from the lighting structures so that everyone would be able to safely enjoy that night’s performance.”
Just a few days before, Scott was scheduled to play as the main act in his first concert since the Astroworld disaster in November 2021, which claimed the lives of ten people. However, The Day N Vegas festival was cancelled and authorities announced that the event was called off because of “a combination of logistics, timing and production issues.” The festival announced that “the refund process will begin immediately,” although it did not specify what exactly caused the cancellation.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Travis about the Astroworld tragedy, and some of the victims’ relatives claim he should have halted the event before the crash. Travis adamantly claims he was unaware of what was happening, and it turns out that the cops, who appeared unconcerned, were also unaware. Travis recently addressed the tragedy saying, “It wasn’t until minutes before the press conference that I figured out exactly what happened.”
He added, “Even after the show, you’re just kind of hearing things, but I didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the press conference. And even at that moment, you’re like, ‘Wait, what?'” “It’s so crazy because I’m that artist too. Anytime you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show. You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need,” he added. “Anytime I could see anything like that, I did. I stopped it a couple of times to just make sure everybody was OK. And I really just go off the fans’ energy as a collective, call and response. I just didn’t hear that.”