A massive gathering of people showed up on Friday afternoon at New York City’s Union Square for a giveaway hosted by two social media influencers, mega-popular Twitch streamer Kai Cenat and another streamer, Fanum. Cenat is the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch, according to TwitchTracker. The giveaway was set to take place at Union Square Park at 4PM ET, and the park was full of people by 3PM.
An earlier video posted by Cenat from the inside of a vehicle showed him talking about multiple PS5s he intended to give away while showing off a huge stack of $100 gift cards. The video quickly devolves into chaos when Cenat exits the vehicle, with the crowd immediately collapsing on Cenat and his group. Cenat also posted a nearly three-minute stream on Twitch that failed to show much.
On Saturday, ABC News reported the streamer, Kai Carlos Cenat III, had been issued a desk appearance ticket for charges including at least two counts of inciting a riot and released from custody early Saturday morning. According to the Associated Press, a police spokesperson said Cenat is due to appear in court on August 18th.
Billboard reported "Try That In A Small Town" had drawn 30.7 million streams, up 165% over the week of July 21-27, per Luminate, which tracks streams and music sales. Over that period, the song also received 8.8 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 21%, and had sold 175,000 units, down 23%.
In the music video, Aldean's lyrics are sung while news coverage from 2020 riots illustrates his message.
"Cuss out a cop, spit in his face / stomp on the flag and light it up," Aldean sings, along with footage of the riots.