In his first in depth sit-down interview for the reason that Astroworld tragedy, American rapper Travis Scott has stated that he wasn’t conscious of the occasions that have been unfolding whereas he was on stage on the night time of November 5 and didn’t be taught the scale of the deaths and accidents till after the present.
During the 50-minute discuss with Charlamagne tha God, which dropped on the Breakfast Club host’s YouTube channel Thursday, Charlamagne requested Scott what he knew and when about the gang crush on the Houston live performance that finally left 10 folks useless and plenty of extra injured. Scott stated, “I didn’t know the precise particulars till minutes earlier than the press convention [after the concert]. And even at that second, you’re sort of like, ‘Wait, what?’”
When Charlamagne requested if he heard folks shouting “assist” each time he stopped performing, Scott stated he didn’t hear any of these screams. He defined the massive crowd, lights, pyrotechnics, the music and his band made it exhausting for him to see precisely what was taking place within the viewers. He additionally indicated that he didn’t hear something earlier that would’ve made him cease the present instantly.
“If it’s one thing detrimental, somebody’s going to let you understand or the present’s simply going to cease and that simply wasn’t the case,” Scott stated. “You have a name and response to the followers. You attempt to usually get a response. however in case you don’t get a tough cease, you simply go off of what’s going on.”
In phrases of any communication Scott acquired from safety about what was taking place within the crowd throughout his set, he stated that he was merely informed that, as Scott put it, “as soon as the visitors get off the stage, we’re going to finish the present and that’s what they did. Other than that, there was no different communication. There was no communication on why. That’s what got here by my ears.”
As as to if Scott knew of any crowd accidents earlier than performing, he stated he didn’t and that a police officer got here to his trailer and congratulated him on the occasion and having one thing like that in Houston. And when he posted a video to his Instagram account shortly after the live performance, Scott stated he only knew then “that folks handed” and he simply wished to talk to his followers.
Scott went on to point that he hopes folks can stop issues like this from taking place sooner or later.
On November 5, 2021, a deadly crowd crush occurred in the course of the first night time of the third annual Astroworld Festival, a music occasion based by American rapper Travis Scott. The occasion was held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Ten folks died: eight on the night time of the live performance, and two extra in hospital over the next days.
Since the tragedy, quite a few lawsuits have been filed on behalf of concertgoers towards Scott, organizer Live Nation and different entities concerned with the competition. Authorities are nonetheless investigating the lethal incident.
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