Did Billie Eilish shade Travis Scott? Singer stops Atlanta concert midway to help fan
Billie Eilish has proven that the safety of her fans is her first priority when she stopped her concert in Atlanta midway to give an asthma inhaler to a fan. Fans believe the singer appears to shade Travis Scott and his deadly Astroworld Festival.
On Saturday, February 5, the Grammy-winning artist was in the middle of a show at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta when she spotted a female concertgoer caught in a pit near the front of the stage's catwalk. In a video posted by Billie's fan account, the singer asked her fan, who appeared to need medical attention, "Do you need an inhaler?" The singer's act of kindness was seen as shading Travis Scott and his Astroworld disaster by fans.
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Billie then turned to her crew. "Do we have an inhaler? Can we just grab one?" the 'Bad Guy' singer asked before saying, "It's OK, we got one." After making sure the fan got the inhaler, she then blew her a kiss and mouthed, "I love you," and urged the audience to "give her some time, don't crowd"."I wait for people to be okay until I keep going," Billie said later on stage. While she didn't name Travis Scott, fans believe she was referencing the Astroworld tragedy, which resulted in the death of 10 people.
The incident involving Travis took place on the first night of the Astroworld concert held in November 2021. The rapper's fans began acting aggressively just after the start of his set during which a crowd surge occurred and thousands were pushed towards the main stage. However, the hip-hop star continued to perform for his fans and brought out Drake to finish off his set which ended around 10 pm.
Hundreds of lawsuits were filed against Travis for his role in the festival's tragic events. Recently, nearly 400 suits, which represent almost 2,800 alleged victims, were officially bundled into one giant case.
As for Travis, he insisted in his first interview with Charlamagne Tha God that he didn't hear any screams for help when the crowd surge began. "Anytime you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show, you want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need," he said.
"And anytime I could see anything like that, I did," Travis further explained. "I stopped it like a couple of times to just make sure everybody was okay. I really just go off of the fans' energy as a collective and I just didn't hear that."
In his first legal response, Travis and his company "generally deny the allegations" made in the lawsuits. Travis also requested that the claims against these Defendants be dismissed with prejudice. The legal papers further stated, "And that these Defendants be granted such other and further relief, both at law and in equity, to which they are entitled."