Travis Scott turned to the public several times after the mass panic at his Astroworld festival. At least eight people were killed when the US rapper appeared.
Travis Scott is “devastated”
First, Travis Scott made a written statement on his Twitter account. In it he expresses his dismay. The Houston police have their full support with the investigation. The US star also wants to work with the Houston community to ensure that the families affected get the help they need. Finally, Travis Scott thanks the emergency services on site. His statement ends with the words: “Love you all”.
“I AM ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED BY WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. MY PRAYERS GO TO FAMILIES AND ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ASTROWORLD FESTIVAL.”
Travis Scott publishes video statement
On Sunday night, Travis Scott spoke up again. In his Insta story, he also addresses allegations that he had to end his concert prematurely. Visibly disturbed, he speaks into the camera. It was beyond his imagination that something like this could happen.
“EVERY TIME I CAN SEE THAT SOMETHING IS GOING ON, I STOP THE SHOW AND HELP FANS GET THE HELP THEY NEED. I JUST COULDN’T IMAGINE THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION.”
The authorities would work to get to the bottom of the causes of the tragedy. Anyone who could help clarify should get in touch. His fans are “the world” for Travis Scott. He will do everything possible to keep his community informed of the progress of the investigation.
As reported by Spiegel among others , the police have now initiated criminal investigations. The chief of the local fire department told press representatives: “The crowd began to huddle in front of the stage, which caused a panic and injuries. The people fell over, passed out and there was additional panic.” He has never experienced anything like this in his 27 years of activity.
According to the Houston Mayor, the fatalities were between 14 and 27 years old. 25 festival visitors were taken to hospital – some with cardiac arrest. In the reports about the mass panic, drugs are also mentioned again and again. Among other things, something was injected into the throat of a security employee using a syringe. Thereupon he passed out. The message, which was first distributed by the TMZ portal , has since been confirmed by the Houston police chief.
The festival was canceled after the Travis Scott concert. Roddy Ricch , who should also appear, has announced via social media that he will donate his fee to the families of the deceased.