Travis Scott did not have the authority to cease Astroworld live performance, spokesperson says

Regardless of criticism from officers in Houston, Travis Scott’s spokesperson and former Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, advised “CBS Mornings” on Friday that the concept that Scott may have halted the Astroworld music pageant is “ludicrous.”

“They’ve a 59-page operations plan, and it clearly says the one two individuals which might be, have the authority to cease the live performance, had been the manager producer and the live performance producer. He was not answerable for this, however he desires to be answerable for the answer,” stated Rawlings-Blake. 

Nine people died on the live performance in Houston final Friday. A “mass casualty occasion” was declared shortly after Scott started his efficiency. 

Metropolis officers have beforehand stated that Scott and Astroworld organizers ought to have stopped the occasion as soon as they realized members of the group had been in peril.  

“The artist, if he notices one thing that is occurring, he can definitely pause that efficiency, activate the lights and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to proceed till this factor is resolved,’ Houston’s fire chief Samuel Peña advised NBC’s “At present” present on Tuesday. 

Rawlings-Blake stated Scott wasn’t conscious that the live performance become a tragedy. Scott attended an after-party at Dave and Busters the place Rawlings-Blake stated he and his crew had been attempting to “regroup.” 

“They had been attempting to determine what was occurring. It was hours and hours after the live performance after they truly came upon the tragedy, how the tragedy unfolded,” she stated. “And he has not stopped grieving for these households. He is aware of that he’s who he’s due to his followers. His love for his followers is so deep.”  

Rawlings-Blake stated it was Scott’s personal crew who notified him. “There was a lot chaos, there was a lot breakdown in communication… 9 individuals have misplaced their lives, 9 households are grieving.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/travis-scott-astroworld-spokesperson-stephanie-rawlings-blake/ | Travis Scott did not have the authority to cease Astroworld live performance, spokesperson says

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