Travis Scott stopped his show at Coney Island on Monday (July 4), as TMZ reports, pausing to tell fans to climb down from a truss at the outdoor performance. The rapper’s performance at Coney Art Walls was one among his first live shows since his headlining set at Astroworld, where 10 people died as a result of crowd surges. When reached by Pitchfork, a representative for Travis Scott said:
In 2017, a New York man was left paralyzed on his left side after he jumped from a balcony at Travis Scott’s Terminal 5 show; he sued Scott the same year, claiming the rapper had “incited mayhem and chaos through his conduct.” Scott is still facing numerous Astroworld-related suits, including one from a woman who claims that the injuries she sustained at the festival caused her to lose her pregnancy. Scott announced the four-part Project HEAL initiative in March, an effort that includes a scholarship fund, mental health resources, and an event safety task force.
Scott has been returning to the spotlight in more recent months after last year’s tragedy, performing at a Coachella afterparty after dropping out as one of the festival’s headliners. He took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards in May, where he debuted a new song alongside the single “Mafia.” Scott was set to headline Day N Vegas in September, but the festival was canceled on July 1.