Travis Scott has delivered an epic performance on the stage of New York’s Beacon Theater, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing.
The rapper-turned-actor recently released a series of videos on Instagram that show the rapper being pulled over and frisked.
In one, he is pulled over by an NYPD officer while being filmed in the front seat of his limo.
The officer asks him if he is a musician and then walks away from the camera.
The video went viral on Instagram, and a day later, a representative from the NYPD told BuzzFeed News that the officer had been reprimanded.
In a subsequent Instagram video, Scott appears to say he is “not a musician,” and then the NYPD tells him he needs to put his hands up or else.
“You’re under arrest,” the officer says, before pulling Scott over again.
“I’m not a musician, man,” Scott responds.
“Just a fucking musician.”
Scott then tells the officer he has an arrest warrant for him and that he’s wanted to come up to the station and fight the officer.
“If you want to come to my house, then you can come, I’ll do my time, but if you want my house then you’re not welcome,” Scott says in the video.
Scott later released a statement apologizing for the incident and saying he is being harassed and discriminated against.
“The incident I experienced today is an anomaly.
I’ve been verbally and physically harassed since my inception.
I’m trying to make amends with everyone who was involved in this situation,” he wrote.
“It’s unfortunate that the NYPD can’t find the motivation to get to the bottom of this, but I am trying to focus on my music career and not on my personal life.
I want to work on a personal relationship with my fans and to focus my efforts on my own music.”
Scott is one of the most well-known rappers in the world and he is also a well-respected musician, producer and actor.
He recently made a guest appearance on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and is also scheduled to perform on Beyonce’s “Viva La Vida” tour on June 28.
“Mountain high” is his second major-label album, and it is his most recent effort.
It was released in September and has been streamed over 100 million times on SoundCloud.
Scott was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt on the performance, and his body language at the time could be interpreted as threatening.
A spokesperson for the NYPD did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.
In an Instagram post, Scott thanked fans for supporting him and promising a “more inclusive world” in the future.
“With a world that is increasingly divided between white supremacists and people of color, I hope that this incident will serve as a catalyst for all of us to unite as one,” Scott wrote.