Falling off stage is an occupational hazard, for a rapper.
Rap shows are known to be high in energy - from props, special effects to unannounced guests, you never know what to expect during a live hip-hop performance. Accidents happen to all of us, and sometimes it's easy to get lost in the moment, especially when you're in the center of it, or perhaps more accurately, you are the center of it. Stage diving is a rite of passage for live performers, and while it comes with risks to both the artist and the crowd, the occupational hazards do not stop the show from going on.
The turn up is real and in the increasingly dangerous stunts that have been executed by live-performers, artists falling off stage is nothing new and we’re sure that more will fall off the stage in the future (as funny/sad/mean as that sounds). In case you missed it, Post Malone took a body slam to the floor while in Syracuse, NY yesterday. Off the high from his new single “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage, Post pulled a classic rockstar move: the stage dive. However, in the heat of the moment, it didn’t go exactly as planned.
While these embarrassing moments tend to go viral on social media, most rappers play it off with a shrug, a laugh, and a post. Even though I still see reaction GIFs from Travis Scott's fall while on tour with Drake in London on my TL, Travis recalled the mishap as “by far one of the most turnt and epic shit ever." Unfortunately, there's also those who have not been so lucky - leaving the stage bloodied or worse, hospitalized. Like Slim Jxmmi, who jumped from a speaker during his performance at the Governors Ball in New York City and missed his mark - landing on a large piece of glass, instead. Being carried back onto stage, Slim Jxmmi managed to finish his performance. Later, he posted a graphic picture in an ambulance of his leg split open by the glass.
While the history of falls is a long one, we've compiled a short list of some of the best falls in recent history, thanks to the Internet. And if this list proves anything its that rappers are just regular people too. So if you have a case of the Monday's here's one strictly for the LOLs.