Now that March is here, it feels as though spring is right around the corner. Along with the warmer weather comes a favourite time of year for many music lovers – festival season. Kicking things off earlier than most in 2023 is Rolling Loud California, headlined by Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Future, as well as special guest Lil Wayne. As is customary for this specific festival, there’s been no shortage of hilarious viral moments and headlines resulting from performer’s and patron’s antics.
One story that’s been overshadowing the excitement surrounding Rolling Loud is Travis Scott’s alleged involvement with an assault in the days before his set. According to reports, the father of two plans to turn himself in to the NYPD after his performance tonight (March 4). The Astroworld rapper may be lucky enough to still take the stage, but another name on the lineup, Tory Lanez, wasn’t so lucky.
Rolling Loud California 2023
Despite still being billed on the festival’s official website, the Canadian remains behind bars for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. Big Scarr, who passed away due to an overdose a few months ago, also remains on the poster. Aside from the inaccurate lineup, Friday was a strong start for festivalgoers, who watched acts like 2Rare, Tay Money, and Blueface perform. The evening’s biggest names were Tyga, DaBaby, Saweetie, and Soulja Boy, though the latter didn’t get as much love as he likely anticipated.
In videos circulating online, the “Pretty Boy Swag” hitmaker gives the crowd his all, pouring pure energy into old favourites and new arrivals. Unfortunately for him, many watching didn’t match up, instead looking rather bored while seemingly waiting for another performer to come out. Social media has been having a field day reacting to Soulja’s misfortune, but that’s not the only Rolling Loud moment that has their attention.
Kodak Goes Full Dad Mode
During his set last night, Florida native Kodak Black obviously didn’t take kindly to someone in the audience throwing a water bottle his way. Though he continues to rap and entertain after the plastic hits him, an assistant soon brings out the rapper’s belt to him, and he immediately threatens the crowd. “Now who threw that water at me?!” he asks, holding the potential weapon in the air.
After not getting a clear answer, Yak’s DJ turns the music off so he can more clearly address his potential assailants. “Who threw that water at me?” he asks again before the camera catches him smiling and laughing. Check it out in the video above, and let us know which Rolling Loud California set you’re most excited to see in the comments.