Rapper Travis Scott is speaking out in the wake of a mass casualty event at his, which resulted in the deaths of eight people in Houston, Texas on Friday evening, 5 November 2021.
The crowd surged toward the stage during Scott’s performance, knocking fellow concertgoers over and squeezing them together so tightly that they could not even breathe or move their arms during the chaos.
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott wrote on Twitter.
Travis Scott offers support to victims’ families
Travis Scott has also shared that they are currently in the process of identifying the victims and informing the families. The rapper adds that he will be offering his support to the families.
“We’ve been working closely with everyone to just try to get to the bottom of this. If you have any information please just contact the local authorities,” Scott said.
Scott, who is expecting his second child with Kylie Jenner, says he is working closely with local authorities as they investigate the crowd surge and encouraged anyone with information about the deadly incident. According to People Magazine, both Kylie and Kendall Jenner had attended the concert.
Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena provided details regarding the incident in a press conference early Saturday morning.
“We had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight. Eight confirmed fatalities and we had scores of individuals that were injured here at this event. We had an attendance of approximately 50,000 to the Travis Scott Astroworld Festival event. What we do know is that at approximately 9 o’clock, 9:15, the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic,”
Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena