Travis Scott prioritizes security.
The “Goosebumps” rapper asked audience members to down from a lighting truss during his act at The Day Party: Independence Day Coney Island concert in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, according to a video obtained by TMZ.
In the video, spectators can be seen perched atop the lighting setup. We need you all to get down, a voice can be heard saying as Scott, 31, eventually interrupts his performance.
The On Aux Podcast posted another video in which Scott is heard saying, “Hey there, my brother. Please just make sure you’re alright. I can hear you.” The performance then continued when the audience members descended from the structure’s peak.
A spokesperson for Scott told the New York Post on Tuesday that the musician is “committed to doing his part to ensure events are as safe as possible so that fans can have fun,” adding that “Travis encouraged fans to listen to requests from security and climb down from the lighting structures so that everyone would be able to safely enjoy last night’s performance.” Scott’s representative has not yet responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The “Sicko Mode” rapper performed in Miami’s E11EVEN nightclub in May. Although he had previously given less-noticed performances at events for Richie Akiva and Darren Dzienciol’s pre-Oscars party and Bootsy Bellows’ Coachella afterparty, the Miami show was the first one for which concertgoers could purchase tickets after the tragedy at the Astroworld festival in November, which resulted in 10 fatalities and hundreds of injuries.
Later that month, at the Billboard Music Awards, he had his first broadcast performances since the tragedy, singing his songs “Mafia” and “Lost Forever.”
How many concertgoers were allegedly hurt at the festival was revealed in court documents dated May. According to Rolling Stone, the plaintiffs’ liaison counsel for the victims’ lawsuits, Jason Itkin, Richard Mithoff, and Sean Roberts, filed the claims in Harris County, Texas.
The lawyers told the magazine that in addition to the 10 fatalities, there were over 4,900 claims for deaths and injuries at the festival, including 732 claims for injuries requiring extensive medical care, 1,649 claims for injuries requiring less extensive care, and 2,540 claims for injuries whose severity is still being assessed.
According to Rolling Stone, it was unclear how the lawyers chose whether their clients’ injuries required “intensive” or “less extensive” medical attention.
When the crowd surge started, Scott stated in his first post-Astroworld interview from last year that he was unable to hear any cries for help. However, he did admit that he did halt the show multiple times to make sure his fans were safe.