Watch CBS News

Rapper At Lollapalooza Arrested After Inciting Crowd: Officials

(CBS) -- Rapper Travi$ Scott was arrested Saturday afternoon after playing just one song at Lollapalooza, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

The Texas rapper, who was born Jacques Webster, urged fans to come over the barricades after he played a song, said Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melissa Stratton.

Security responded, and the rapper took off but he was later taken into custody, she said.  The rapper and a fan have been charged with disorderly conduct, Stratton said. No one was hurt.

On Friday, the first day of the music festival that takes over Grant Park, seven people were arrested, 43 were cited and 85 required emergency medical transport, Stratton said. She could not say what the arrests, citations and transports were for.

A representative for the rapper could not be reached immediately.

Video of the concert was posted by Prospect Sound (@prospect_sounds) on Twitter. The Twitter post said Scott played three songs.

Lollapalooza organizers did not respond to emails from CBS 2.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.