Playboi Carti’s performance at Rolling Loud in California was cut short after a chaotic incident that saw fans jumping over barricades and injuring others in the front row. According to a report from Daily Breeze, the rapper was only three songs into his set when the commotion started.
Eyewitnesses said that Carti’s high-energy performance inspired fans to start moshing and push their way towards the front. Unfortunately, this led to some fans crashing through the barricades and injuring others in the front row. One Twitter user who was at the show reported that a 16-year-old fan was smashed during the melee and lost oxygen. Fortunately, the teenager did receive medical attention and is reported to be “doing better.”
In response to the chaos, Playboi Carti stopped the show and asked the crowd to step back, while Tariq Cherif, co-creator of Rolling Loud, reportedly yelled at the audience to calm down and anyone who had jumped over the barricade to walk out, or the show would be shut down.
The shutdown reportedly lasted for 30 minutes, cutting into Carti’s set time, but he was eventually able to resume his performance for another 30 minutes. During this time, he even premiered a new song for his fans.
What do you think about the incident that caused Playboi Carti’s show at Rolling Loud to be cut short? Have you ever witnessed or experienced a similar situation at a concert or music festival? Sound off in the comments below.