Travis Scott Pledges To Cover Funeral Costs For Astroworld Victims

The rapper will also offer free mental health care to those impacted by the tragedy.

As more information about past Travis Scott shows continues to dominate the news cycle, the “Sicko Mode” rapper has said that he will pay for the funerals for those who died at his Astroworld Festival over the weekend.

In addition to that, Scott plans on offering free mental health care and aid to those via the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America National, and MHA’s Greater Houston chapter.

Scott, 30, is facing widespread criticism over the tragedy that left eight dead, hundreds injured, including a 9-year-old boy who is fighting for his life, and Houston PD is launching a criminal probe into the mass-casualty event. He was accused of continuing his set, even as unconscious bodies were pulled from the crowd, and said to not have done enough to stop the show.

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The Houston native released an emotional video on social media addressing what happened and hopes that in partnering with mental health care, he can offer anything from grief counseling to one-on-one sessions with licensed therapists.

“Travis remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement, and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved,” Scott’s team said in a statement.

“These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process.”

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“NAMI’s Greater Houston chapter will direct incoming callers to the BetterHelp portal established via this partnership and ensure access to various counseling services, psychoeducation, community-based healing circles, support groups, and other related services,” Scott’s team said.

“Travis is grateful to be working alongside BetterHelp, a renowned mental health service provider, and to be able to quickly provide this fundamental care and support. Further relief efforts to be announced in the coming days and weeks.”

As loved ones and the public mourn the loss of eight people who died in the devastating events at last Friday’s Astroworld Festival, questions still loom as to whether the concert’s founder and headliner could be held criminally responsible.

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