Anything can happen at a Travis Scott show. But this April at New York’s Terminal 5, things got a little carried away when Scott encouraged fans to plunge into the crowd from the venue’s balconies. Now, one of the showgoers is paralyzed, and he’s suing both Scott and Terminal 5, as the New York Post reports.
Kyle Green, who was up on one of the balconies, claims that he didn’t jump off the ledge—he was pushed over the railing by the crowd. After he hit the floor, Scott told his security team to bring Green up to the stage, where he gave him a ring as consolation. But Green claims that security was rough with him on the way up (via NY Post):
“I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up,” he recounted. “Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage.
“They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything, they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around,” Green said. “Then they dropped me in front of the stage.”
The fall completely uprooted his life. Green had to leave Brooklyn to move home with his family in Dutchess County, New York. His injuries included fractured vertebrae, a broken left wrist, and fractured right ankle. The left side of his body is now paralyzed, and he gets around in a wheelchair. “The emotional toll is just brutal,” Green told the Post. “I was very independent, and now I depend on my family for almost everything.”
Green’s suit alleges that the venue should have been better prepared for Scott’s show, since he “had incited mayhem and chaos at prior events” (like when Scott pleaded guilty to inciting a riot at Lollapalooza in 2015).
We’ve reached out to representatives for Scott and Terminal 5 and will update this post if we hear back.