WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

SZA Stops Concert After Audience Member Passes Out, Citing Astroworld Fears

A pair of videos show the dramatic moment.

Videos are making the rounds on social media that appear to show SZA stopping a concert after someone in the audience passed out.

Speaking to her fans from the stage, the “Good Days” singer references the tragic Astroworld Festival where a crowd surge toward the stage caused concertgoers to get trampled, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more.

According to TMZ, the singer was performing in Salt Lake City on Thursday (Nov. 11) at the Union Event Center.

She paused the show to make sure the audience member was getting help.

“Where the f**k is the medic?” she demands in one video posted to TikTok.

In a second video, SZA urgently asks that someone go backstage and grab some water for the person. She tells her audience that it’s common for people to pass out at concerts but not die.

“None of us should ever, like don’t ever forget that… some things end up shifting and shaping the way you do s**t forever. And that’s a good thing,” she said.

SZA was referencing Travis Scott’s concert on Nov. 5 in Houston. “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott said in a statement the next day. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”

In the aftermath, a video circulated on social media that appears to show Scott continuing to perform while the police try to resuscitate a concertgoer. “You can’t tell me Travis Scott didn’t see this kid getting resuscitated while he was up there doing the robot,” the video was captioned.

Scott and several others involved in the concert now face multiple lawsuits.

RELATED: 6 Things to Know About the Tragedy at the Travis Scott Astroworld Festival in Houston

The tragedy appears to have made performers more aware and cautious when an audience member passes out.

On Nov. 6, comedian Katt Williams also cited Scott’s Astroworld concert as the reason he paused his stand-up performance while an audience member received medical attention.

Williams was performing in Louisville when the individual passed out. Someone yelled, “Stop the show,” prompting the comedian to take a break as medics tried to revive the audience member.

"I'm sorry if I won't move on but that Astroworld s*** I mean we can't never continue till we know somebody motherf***ing good ... I'm not goin' to be leaving with that on my conscience ... just take five minutes ... thank you, sir ... I hope she's just having a baby. That's all," Williams told his audience.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.