A ‘When You Fall, Get Back Up’ Moment: Travis Scott Injures Knee, Finishes Rolling Loud Set

Despite taking a nasty spill, “Cactus Jack” managed to put on a next-level performance

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New York City was the place to be to enjoy live music from your favorite artists this past weekend. The highly successful rap festival known as Rolling Loud made its debut in the Big Apple—and it did not disappoint. DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Gunna, YG, Wale, Fabolous, and the Wu-Tang Clan were among the talented artists who performed in front of tens of thousands of festival-goers. But one artist stood out and solidified himself as the new king of live performances: Travis Scott.

The Houston native gave it his all, and fans were receptive to his energy as it created mini mosh-pit moments (“open it up!”) and Instagrammable moments. One moment made Scott the festival standout: Despite taking a nasty spill while performing “Butterfly Effect” from his latest album, ASTROWORLD, he still delivered one of the most epic concert performances of all time. 

After falling, Scott uttered to the crowd that he thought he broke his knee. After further observations, doctors believed he dislocated his knee. But it didn’t stop the one-man show from taping up the injury and continuing his set. 

He proceeded to perform “No Bystanders,” and the crowd went insane. Then he followed it up with classics on top of classic songs.

Scott ended his set performing arguably his biggest hit yet, “Sickomode.”

Now, this is how you set the tone to a lit performance.

Scott’s performance to close out day one of Rolling Loud NYC set the tone for what the rest of the festival would be like: an epic party atmosphere, legendary stage presence and, most importantly, music fans who can relate and “turn up.” By bringing the same element he created from his ASTROWORLD Tour—which was filled with addictive electronic sound infused with a mixture of trap and 808 beats and trippy, out-of-this-world graphic visuals—“Cactus Jack” proved to the world that “raging” is here to stay, and when you fall, you get back up.

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