Can’t trust anyone, not even your own head. Travis Scott learned that lesson for himself at one of his recent concerts, when a giant prop replica of a head careened into him mid-performance.
The incident went down at the rapper’s Tuesday night (Dec. 19) Utopia — Circus Maximus Tour show at Barclays Center in New York, where videos captured by fans and one obtained by TMZ show an enormous cranium creeping toward an oblivious Scott from behind. The prop typically swings across the stage on a pulley, but this time, it collided with the “Goosebumps” artist, nearly knocking him down and causing him to jump off one raised platform to the stage floor.
Videos show that Scott made a quick recovery and landed on his feet.
Billboard has reached out to his representatives for comment.
The near-accident came just a few days after the 32-year-old hitmaker was forced to cancel his concert in Chicago after experiencing flight delays. “I literally spent 24 hrs on a f–king runway,” he tweeted at the time. “Craziest s–t ever.”
“To my people in Chicago I was so ready to go crazyyyy,” he added. “Chicago always been one if my favorite places. To go ham and been waiting for it the whole tour. I will be back the first couple days of January.”
The Grammy nominee also recently opened up about the infamous 2021 tragedy at his Astroworld Festival in Houston for the first time. Speaking about the crowd crush that killed 10 fans and injured hundreds more, Scott said in an interview with GQ that he felt “overly devastated.”
“I always think about it,” he continued. “Those fans were like my family … The idea of just even getting back into music, working on music and just even getting into that, was therapeutic of being able to channel some of the energy into production and sounds and finishing it.”
See the moment Travis Scott had a run-in with his giant head prop below: