In a bizarre viral video, a woman could be seen crowd surfing her baby to the stage at a Flo Rida concert in Pennsylvania.
Originally shared on Reddit on Aug. 20, the clip was taken during Flo Rida's performance at the three-day Erie festival, CelebrateErie 2023. Filmed very close to the stage where the 43-year-old was performing, the rapper noticed the baby as they were handed toward the stage.
He stopped in his tracks and put his microphone down so he could gently hold the baby and kiss their forehead. He barely stopped the performance, continuing to go through his 2015 track "GDFR."
It's unclear if the child was wearing any protective gear on their ears, but concerts are typically very loud. Too loud for a baby, one might say.
Regardless, it seemed as though everyone had a good time at the concert. In another video, as seen below, Flo Rida invited several fans onstage to perform alongside him, including an "old dude" who "carried" the show. No babies rapped along.
Earlier this year, Flo Rida was awarded $82 million in a lawsuit against an energy drink company. He signed an endorsement deal with Celsius in 2014 and renewed the contract in 2016. He alleged the company failed to honor the promised stock options and bonuses. He was seeking $30,000 in damages but was awarded over $82 million. In an interview the following month, he said he planned to use the money for philanthropy.
"I could just retire, you know what I’m saying? But now [I’m] more so happy about the philanthropic things that I could do," he told TMZ. “Those are the things I’m excited about,” said Flo Rida, who hasn't released a new album since 2012 but continues to perform live worldwide. “I get two-for-one traveling to the most beautiful places in the world. I’ll go and do shows, but I’ll stay there and enjoy myself. So now, it’s just like the thing about generational wealth and how I can just open doors for other people."