Travis Scott and Drake attended a party AFTER Astroworld stampede, claim they had no idea
A report says Scott and Drake went to a party in Houston after the show was canceled, left only when reports indicated people had died
Travis Scott saw the ambulance and remarked "What the f--k is that?" at Astroworld. He stopped the show after authorities told him a "mass casualty event" had begun. Yet, he seemed he didn't know or care that injuries had occurred. In fact, one source said Scott and Drake attended an afterparty event in Houston following the cancelation. He left a while later after someone told him just how bad things were.
The news paints Scott in a pretty poor light, especially coming after the rapper's apology was slammed on social media. He claimed he was unaware of the situation, which has now led to a large number of lawsuits against him and even Drake. In response, the rapper promised to pay for the funeral expenses of the victims, but it's done little to stop the piling pressure on him. We now have more details about just how clueless Scott was to the issue, a claim he himself has made.
In his apology video, Scott said, "I could just never understand the severity of the situation." That is despite seeing the ambulance, and attempts by the crowd to get him to stop. That narrative has been further added to by TMZ, who spoke to a source who claims Scott was indeed unaware of just how bad things were.
'He didn't know the severity when he arrived'
On November 9, TMZ reported Scott headed straight to Dave & Buster's in Houston for an afterparty, being hosted by Drake who made a surprise appearance at his Astroworld performance. "Travis didn't know the severity of the situation when he arrived at the party, as far as timing, this remains consistent with the fact that no one including the police had publicly confirmed the gravity of the events that had taken place," the source said.
TMZ further reported that Scott only left the party after someone told him about the tragedy, but it is unclear if they mentioned people had died. Whether he knew about the deaths or not, it's impossible Scott didn't know about the tragedy, since he was informed on stage to stop performing. There's also no denying he saw the ambulance arrive since he can be heard asking "what the f--k is that?" at around 9:30 PM, after stopping.
Earlier, we also reported that Scott had been warned about the dangers of his show. The rapper and his head of security met with Houston's police chief prior to the event, but it's unclear if any precautions were taken as a result of that. The news Scott attended the party has now made its way all over social media, adding to the already mounting pressure on him. In contrast, Drake has managed to temper anger with his statement, where he said, "I will continue to pray for all of them and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all."
Scott and organizers Live Nation are facing multiple lawsuits from angry family members, with the latest coming on November 9 from the family of a 9-year-old who was trampled. The venue, NRG Park, is also being named in the suits but may be able to control the blowback with their reported $26 million insurance policy.