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After being left paralyzed, 23-year-old Kyle Green is apparently suing American RnB rapper Travis Scott. Kyle was left with multiple injuries after he fell from a balcony while attending a Travis show back on April 30th of this year.
The gig was held at Manhattans Terminal 5 Venue, and it’s there where fans were encouraged to jump from the balcony down to the ground floor level, where more crowd was by Travis himself. The rapper announced “Are you gonna do it? They’re gonna catch you, don’t be scared” which you can see in the footage below.
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However Kyle tells the New York Post that he was pushed from the third floor balcony, after the crowd surged forward, “everyone was packed in like sardines. It was hard to breathe”. Once Kyle had hit the floor, he said he was then picked up by the venue Bowery Presents security, after Scott had shouted at them to bring Kyle forward. He was shifted to the side of stage, where he was let to recover by himself without any support, or check for injuries immediately.
It’s on stage that Kyle was then handed a ring from Travis Scott, real name Jacques Webster Jr. himself, which seems to be some attempt to make him feel better about the situation. Green was then carried away from stage and eventually an ambulance arrived. The student says his injuries included fractured vertebrae, a broken left wrist and a fractured right ankle, leaving him paralysed on his left side and dependant on the use of a wheelchair.
Travis’s live shows have a reputation to be rowdy, with crowds often always mosh pitting, crowd surfing and stage diving, and will always inspire the crowds to join in on this energetic behaviour. This sometimes even leads Travis himself to participate, creating an even more hyped and excited atmosphere, making it easy for accidents to happen. This chaos unfortunately leads to the young Kyle being “dependant on his family for almost everything”.
Pitchfork used this notable usual behaviour at the stars concerts as a complaint alleges that “Travis Scott incited mayhem and chaos through his conduct”. It’s to this they received a statement back from Scott’s representative’s days after the show. “The safety of everyone is held in the highest regard and we are currently conducting an internal investigation to ensure that this does not happen again. We are deeply concerned about the guest who was injured and intend to offer him our support”, the statement reads.
Student Kyle Green filed the lawsuit on Friday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, against Scott, his manager David Stromberg; Bowery Presents, which are the company responsible for the shows ran at the venue Terminal 5; and the security company Strike Force Protective Services.