Astroworld: Travis Scott defends playing on, says ‘did not understand severity’ of stampede

Astroworld: Travis Scott defends playing on, says ‘did not understand severity’ of stampede
Travis Scott addresses Astroworld tragedy on Instagram (Photos by Instagram@travisscott)

Hours after sharing a lengthy note on Twitter over the unfortunate Astroworld tragedy, Travis Scott personally took to his Instagram stories to address the chaos that unfurled on November 5. The 29-year-old award-winning rapper looked traumatized as he spoke to his close to 44 million fans and followers on the photo-sharing app.

Travis Scott, who brought back the music festival after 2019, was headlining the mega event when a crowd surge near the main stage was reported. According to multiple reports, the incident left eight people dead including a 14-year-old kid, and approximately 300 injured. Travis Scott on Twitter had said that he was devastated and was willing to work together with the community to heal and support the families in need. Minutes after the ‘Antidote’ hitmaker shared his Instagram stories, he was brutally dragged on Twitter again as many asked him to take the responsibility for the AstroFest chaos.  
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Travis Scott addresses Astroworld tragedy on Instagram

After facing heat on the Internet, Travis decided to hop on his Instagram to speak on the matter. Looking all troubled, Travis started, “I just wanna send prayers to the one that we lost last night. We are actually working right now to identify the families so that we can help the system through this tough time.” Taking deep breaths and constantly rubbing his forehead, he continued, “My fans really mean the world to me. "I always just want to leave them with a positive experience. I could just never understand the severity of the situation." He added that was devastated and repeatedly said he couldn't imagine anything like this happening.
A source too spilled the beans on how Travis felt after he got to know about the deaths. An insider told Page Six before the rapper hopped on Instagram, “He’s really upset, he had no idea what was going on, he was on stage performing. He’s beside himself, I’ve never heard him like that. He was in tears.”  

Travis, while replying to a Twitter post of XXL Magazine promised that he will be dropping his highly-anticipated album ‘Utopia’ out of respect for the victims. “Finna drop utopia tonight outta respect.”  Speaking of the tragedy, AP reported that the dead ranged in age from 14 to 27, and 13 people were still hospitalized. Mayor Sylvester Turner dubbed the disaster as “a tragedy on many different levels”. Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County’s top elected official asserted, “It may well be that this tragedy is the result of unpredictable events, of circumstances coming together that couldn’t possibly have been avoided. But until we determine that, I will ask the tough questions.”






‘He wasn’t sorry until he got caught’, claims Twitter

Social media users were in no mood to accept Travis’ comments on the unfortunate tragedy. “I’m not fw this “apology” at all” claimed one furious user as another urged, “He sacrificed them.” One individual tweeted, “stop ur bulls**t #TravisScott  ur the one to blame!! People in there we're telling u to stop yet u just said "y'all know what you came to do" instead of stoppin that show! So many people died and many people has been injured including a child!”
The next one shared, “The behavior at #ASTROWORLDFest was disgusting! #TravisScott and all those in the crowd that didn't do a damn thing while people were being trampled, passing out, or dying in the crowd are a disgrace to the human race and I hope all you get what you deserve.” Another posted, “Im a huge fan of his. But, the vids speak for themselves. Show kept going. He did stop it at times but overall, it was clear he didnt care enough. Theres even vids of him telling folks to throw middle finger at security cart trynna save someone.This def falls on him & Live Nation.” One shared, “Seems disingenuous…he wasn’t sorry until he got caught.” And, another concluded, “Stop touching your forehead and look at the camera, you aren’t on FaceTime, take responsibility for what you did.”
















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