A heartbroken Travis Scott has broken his silence following the crowd surge tragedy at Astroworld that took the life of eight fans, and injured hundreds more.
The popular musician confirmed he’s ‘closely with everyone to try and get to the bottom of this, City Houston, HPD and the fire department’.
You know, my fans really mean the world to me and I always want to leave them with a positive experience.
Anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, you know, I stop the show and you know, help them get the help they need. I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.
A huge crowd surge occurred at 9pm on Friday during the opening night of the festival in Houston, Texas.
The surge caused hundreds of people to be crushed, as the crowd pushed towards the stage.
Astroworld Festival has now been canceled, and Houston Police have set up a missing persons site for families still looking for loved ones.
“A COMMAND POST FOR INFORMATION ON MISSING PERSONS AT #ASTROWORLD HAS BEEN SET UP AT 8686 KIRBY (KIRBY AT 610 LOOP) – THE WYNDHAM HOTEL. IF YOU NEED INFORMATION ON A LOVED ONE THAT HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED PLEASE PROCEED TO THAT ADDRESS,” IT WROTE ON TWITTER.
At the festival was Kylie Jenner, watching her partner Travis Scott on stage as the tragedy happened.
Jenner has been criticized for uploading a number of videos at the festival, with one showing the flashing lights of paramedics carrying victims.
One tweeted: “omg i literally can’t, kylie posted an instagram story of the concert and you can CLEARLY SEE THE PARAMEDICS TRYING TO GET THROUGH LIKE WTF.”
Other have defended the 24-year-old claiming she probably didn’t know what was going on while she filmed the scenes.
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the tragedy at Astroworld.