The combined star power of Starboy and his new sweetheart incited chaos in the streets of São Paulo.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd caused quite a stir while in São Paulo this past weekend. The new couple was mobbed by adoring fans upon arriving at the airport, and the pandemonium escalated to dangerous levels when they were driving en route to The Weeknd's headlining performance at Lollapalooza Brasil.
I just want to know why fans think it's okay to act like this. Was it your goal to put Selena and Abel in danger and make them crash?! We understand everyone wants to meet Selena but this is not safe for anyone. You are putting Selena, Abel, his team & yourselves in danger. When you are acting wild & crazy running in the streets and jumping on Selena's car just imagine how scared she must feel. Let's do better. Selena has stated she has anxiety & panic attacks and it's a shame you guys would think it's okay to mob her and jump on her car. Abel also has anxiety so it's really just sad. Are they not human beings?! Do better. #selenagomez #theweeknd #abeltesfaye #abelena
Fans rushed into the middle of the street when they realized a car carrying The Weeknd and his superstar girlfriend was approaching the Lollapalooza venue. The car traveling right behind the two singers recorded the chaotic scene.
Security guards had to run up alongside the besieged car and push fans away so that the couple could drive away. A few fans even ended up on the ground in the middle of the road. No serious injuries were reported, but the footage makes it look like all the commotion could have ended in tragedy.
Though they may have given him a scare before the show, The Weeknd still made sure to put on a lights out performance when he took the Lollapalooza stage later that night. Watch below as he makes his grand entrance to "Starboy" in front of an electrified crowd.
Gomez was backstage for his whole set, and she was spotted on the festival's jumbotron, much to the audience's delight.