In a series of videos posted on his Instagram story, a grief-stricken Travis Scott took to the social media platform on Saturday night (Nov. 6) after 8 people died and hundreds were injured during a stampede at his Astroworld Festival on Friday in Houston, Texas.
In the aftermath of the disaster, “I just want to send out prayers to the ones that were lost last night,” Scott began his video with. “We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time.”
He has been adamant throughout his career about his appreciation for his fans and supporters. He re-emphasized the sentiment in his video.
“My fans really mean the world to me and I always just want to leave them with a positive experience. Anytime I could make out, you know, anything that’s going on, you know I stop the show and, you know, help them get the help they need.”
He added that he could not ever have imagined the severity of the situation. Scott had come under fire by some social media commentators for continuing to perform during the chaos, but initially, he did not know what was going on.
PageSix, however, reports that Scott stopped the performance “to make sure people were okay. There is video of him carrying on when one person was carried off, but he didn’t realize what was going on. When he did, he stopped the concert.”
The source continued, “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.”
Scott, 30, took to his social media accounts to release statements on the tragic happenings of that night. “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott said in a statement, via Twitter. “My prayers go out to the families and all of those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”
Scott and Live Nation are cooperating with the Houston Police Department as investigators, the rapper says.
Variety reports it’s unlikely he will continue to headline Day N Vegas festival this Saturday (Nov. 13). Scott is also set to appear at Coachella next April.
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