Travis Scott surprised onlookers at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on Saturday night when he made an unannounced appearance with Future.
The 31-year-old rapper appears during the headliner of Future, 38, towards the end of his performance.
Travis’ mini set is the closet he managed to replicate the size and scope of his set at Astroworld in Houston, Texas in November of last year. During the performance, a devastating mob performed, killing eight people and two others who later died in hospital from compression asphyxiation.
Surprise! Travis Scott, 31, surprised onlookers at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on Saturday night when he made an unannounced appearance with Future, 38.
Twenty-five other participants were hospitalized, while more than 300 people were treated for injuries.
Rolling Loud video appears to show thunderous cheers from the crowd as Travis joins Future on stage
According to Setlist.fm, Travis performed on Hold That Heat, followed by his songs Antidote, No Bystanders and Goosebumps.
During that last song, the young rapper seemed to have the stage all to himself, according to a video posted on social media.
Playing the hits: Travis joined Future and also went solo with a medley of his hits including Antidote, No Bystanders and Goosebumps
Take charge: During that last song, the young rapper seemed to have the stage all to himself, according to a video posted on social media
He apparently capped off his guest appearance by joining the headliner for Future’s song March Madness.
It’s been a surprisingly long visit for Travis, and the high-profile performance may suggest he’s trying to get back into the public’s favor, as he’s avoided festivals and most high-profile performances since his Astroworld debacle.
According to TMZ, those close to Travis blamed logistical issues and a lack of time for him not officially joining the festival lineup.
After Kanye West – who was the original Friday night headliner – dropped out and was replaced by friend-turned-enemy Kid Cudi, several fans complained on social media that Travis Scott would have been a better replacement.
But Tariq Cherif, the co-founder of Rolling Loud, claimed in an Instagram comment that the venue, Hard Rock Stadium, would not allow Scott to perform due to deaths during his Astroworld set.
“I tried to convince Ye to stay in the lineup, but he didn’t,” he originally wrote, before adding, “Venue won’t allow Travis because of the deaths of astroworld.”
Death and Destruction: Travis’ Mini-Set is the closet he managed to replicate the scope of his set at Astroworld in Houston, Texas in November of last year. Ten people died from compression asphyxiation caused by a crowd surge during his headlining set
Conflicting stories: A Rolling Loud co-founder claimed the venue wouldn’t allow Travis to perform due to ‘Astroworld deaths’, but backtracked and the festival claimed he had turned down a official place due to lack of time for preparation
Back together: He apparently capped off his guest appearance by joining the headliner of Future’s song March Madness
A Rolling Loud spokesperson later denied that was the case and claimed that Scott “couldn’t work in such a short time”.
Cherif later deleted her viral comments and told TMZ they were “not accurate.”
Travis’ return to the stage comes as his partner Kylie Jenner denied a wedding registry found online was for the couple.
Her sister Kourtney Kardashian had also denied that a social media account claiming to be from her son Mason was actually hers. The account had claimed that Kylie and Travis were about to get married.
The couple share two children: Stormi Webster, four, and a five-month-old son, who was initially named Wolf, although Kylie and Travis opted to change his name and did not reveal the final choice.
No wedding: A source close to Travis’ partner Kylie Jenner recently denied that they were about to tie the knot. They share daughter Stormi Webster, four, and a five-month-old son formerly named Wolf; seen in 2019