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‘He wants every lawsuit available’: Travis Scott criticized for ‘flash-bang’ he used at concert

‘we were there and deadass thought we died for a sec.’


Tiffanie Drayton


A Travis Scott fan caught the exact moment a flash-bang allegedly erupted during one of his concerts, stunning fans. 

In a viral TikTok video that has racked up over 7.5 million views and hundreds of thousands of likes as of Tuesday morning, user @lifeaccordingtojmill captured a loud, booming noise and explosive bright light that exploded from the stage where the Kansas City rapper performed.

“Travis Scott blinded millions with a f*cking flash-bang,” text overlaid on the clip read.

@lifeaccordingtojmill Nicknamed the Jet Jayhawk cause it’s outta Kansas #travisscott #kansas #fyp ♬ original sound – Life According To Jmill

Stun grenades, more popularly known as flash-bangs, are typically used by law enforcement and military. According to online reports, however, there are websites where average citizens can legally purchase them, too. 

But that does not mean they aren’t dangerous. 

ProPublica previously reported that the grenades can injure or kill people if they are detonated in close proximity. They may also start fires.

And this is not the first time Scott has faced scrutiny for what appears to be dangerous stage and concert antics. 

In 2021, 10 people died at the Astroworld music festival that Scott founded. Shortly after he took the stage, there was a crowd rush that resulted in concert-goers being crushed. A Texas grand jury declined to indict Scott on charges related to the deaths. Twenty-five people were admitted to the hospital and another 300 were treated for injuries.

While The Daily Dot could not confirm that the noise and light were emitted from a flash-bang grenade, that did not stop many viewers from commenting about the incident.

“If you don’t leave a Travis Scott concert in a stretcher did you even go to a Travis Scott concert?” one user quipped.

“Bro is just trying to kill his fan at this point,” another said.

“He wants every lawsuit available,” a third viewer wrote.

A few people who allegedly attended the show also said that the gimmick was too much.

“we were there and deadass thought we died for a sec,” one viewer said.

“I was 6 rows back and went blind for like 5 seconds,” another shared.

The Daily Dot has reached out to @lifeaccordingtojmill via email for further comment.

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