Travis Scott is speaking out subsequent deaths and accidents at his Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.
The “Highest in the Room” rapper, who curated the lineup of the evening and was the Friday headliner act, alongside with the artist Drake, took to social media to share his sorrow more than the November 5 tragedy, which transpired when the crowd surged in the course of his performance.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Scott wrote, “I’m certainly devastated by what took put very last night time. My prayers go out to the family members and all all those impacted by what occurred at Astroworld Competition. I am fully commited to performing together with the Houston community to recover and help the people in require.”
He went on to thank the Houston Police Office, the Houston Fireplace Department, and NRG Park, the place the party was held, for their “immediate reaction and assistance.”
The Astroworld pageant, which was planned to operate for two evenings with artists like Bad Bunny and Younger Thug carrying out at the Saturday event, cancelled its 2nd evening clearly show about the casualties.
Though far more facts are nevertheless emerging about what specifically transpired, at the very least eight people today have been killed, and dozens extra injured, owing to a group surge at the packed festival, which boasted much more than 50,000 men and women. According to Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, the age of the useless ranged from 14 to 27.
In a news conference held a single day soon after the celebration, Houston Hearth Chief Sam Peña reported that “scores of people” have been injured in the crowd.
“The group for whatsoever explanation began to drive and surge to the entrance of the phase, which prompted the persons in the front to be compressed,” Peña mentioned. “They were being unable to escape that problem.”
In addition to the crowd surge, Peña verified that there ended up “quite a few cases” in which Narcan experienced to be administered to concert goers. A safety officer was also reportedly pricked by an mysterious needle in the crowd, and offered the daily life-conserving drug, which is applied to handle narcotic overdose in emergency conditions.
In a statement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reported of the function, “What happened at Astroworld Festival past night was tragic, and our hearts are with these who shed their life and people who were injured in the terrifying crowd surge.”
Films from the function, for each The Each day Beast, present Scott pausing his performance as an ambulance moves as a result of the crowd to support a concert goer. On the other hand, shortly right after the pause, Scott carries on his overall performance. It is unclear how a lot Scott could see about the reality of the problem from the phase.
Scott is struggling with backlash on social media from the occasion, with numerous responding to his assertion to criticize him for not stopping the clearly show previously. Some others, however, blamed the concert organizers for what they named inadequate basic safety protocols at the party.
This put up has been updated.