Doja Cat halted her set at Lollapalooza Argentina over the weekend (March 19) after being alerted that a spectator required medical attention.
The American singer and rapper was playing her song ‘Options’ when she demanded that the track be cut midway. billboard reports. She addressed the crowd and asked if “anyone out there needs help,” to which part of the crowd waved and pointed. “We can’t allow that,” the singer said, before contacting security and stage management to deal with the fan. “I can’t keep going if things aren’t good.”
As her band and dancers waited for a sign that it was okay to move on, Doja Cat addressed the audience to emphasize the importance of safety. “It’s nobody’s fault — these things happen, there’s a lot of people,” she said. “Don’t be sad or upset – I’ll be back, I will. I promise.”
In fact, moments later, she received the all clear to quit the set – which ended with her number one single “Say So.”
Crowd safety has become a priority at major events following the Astroworld tragedy of 2021. Earlier this year, Billie Eilish halted two of her own shows for similar reasons — one in Atlanta and one in New York City.
“I’m waiting for people to be okay [before] I’ll keep going,” Eilish told the audience at the time of the first incident.
Doja Cat was one of several marquee acts performing at the South American version of the Chicago-based music festival over the weekend. Others in the lineup included the Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Miley Cyrus and A$AP Rocky.
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