Footage of Taylor’s performance in Los Angeles on Monday shows the R&B singer halting the show when a female fan appears to be in distress. The video was uploaded by TikTok user @valeriewangoAs Wednesday afternoon came to an end, the page had been viewed over 18 million times.
“Do you think she is okay?” Taylor asks the crowd, as seen in the video below. “Bring her up here. Is she OK? We ain’t doing that. Come on.”
second clipA security guard moved the concertgoer from one seat to another that was separate from the crowd by a barrier.
“I’m about to retire. You ain’t gonna sue me, baby,” Taylor quipped, once it became clear the woman in the crowd was not seriously injured. “Let’s make sure we’re good.”
Taylor, currently on her Last Rose Petal… Farewell Tour, didn’t mention Scott by name. But, her gestureIt has been broadly interpreted as a response to the deadly chaos that erupted during the rapper’s performance at the Astroworld Festival in Houston.
Eight people aged between 14 and 27 were among the victims of the sudden surge toward the stage by a crowd of around 50,000. Additional 25 were taken to hospital. includingThe 9-year-old.
Scott said Saturday in a statement that he was “absolutely devastated” by the events, and has since pledged to cover the funeral costs of the victims. There were more than 12 people at the event. filed lawsuits against Scott, Live Nation and other festival organizers, though there are still questions about the musician’s role in inciting the crowd that night.