Despite the crowd surge that happened at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival recently, Lil Uzi isn't trying to alter the unruly mood of his shows. So when this festival warned him about "raging," Uzi totally lost his cool…
Uzi was one of the headlining artists at the Day N Vegas festival alongside SZA and Tyler, The Creator. Things got off to a shaky start, as he reportedly showed up 30 minutes late. He then jumped into the audience to try and make up for some lost time, but that proved to be an issue.
Multiple sources claimed that Uzi ignored warnings from both festival staff and fans about uncontrollable raging and even people fainting. "I don't take no breaks," he said. "If it's gettin' bad, leave! If you ain't gonna leave, stay." He later told those around him, "Don't stop my rage."
Day N Vegas ignored Uzi's orders.
They seemingly cut his music and mic while he was performing his most popular song, "XO Tour Llif3." Uzi raised his arms in confusion, launched the mic into the crowd and walked off stage. He never returned.
A total of 10 people died due to injuries sustained during Travis' Astroworld concert in Houston, including a 9-year-old boy named Ezra Blount.
Since this incident, many hip-hop artists have been prioritizing the well-being of their fans. Rapper IDK encouraged his crowd at a tour stop to "please be mindful of the people around you."
As a self-proclaimed "rockstar," Lil Uzi is considered one of the pioneers of raging at rap shows. Not only does he have a series of mixtapes titled 'Luv Is Rage' but he went viral after this stage dive at Rolling Loud in 2018. RL isn't feeling Day N Vegas' decision to cut Uzi's set short.
Some fans were appalled at Uzi's reluctance to pause his show to ensure everyone was safe, and he turned into a trending topic. Still, the 26-year-old is standing by his actions, writing on his IG story, "I'm never changing."
Looks like his bank account has yet to suffer any setbacks.