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Travis Scott Says He Didn’t Know About Fan Death Until After Astroworld Show – National

Rapper Travis Scott said in an interview that he didn’t know that fans died because of him Astroworld Festival in Houston until after his show.

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In a lengthy interview with radio personality Charlamagne Tha God posted on YouTube on Thursday, Scott describes from his perspective what happened at the November 5 festival that left 10 people dead.

“It wasn’t until a few minutes before the press conference that I knew exactly what had happened. Even after the show, you’re just hearing things, but I didn’t know the exact details until a few minutes before the press conference,” Scott said.

He said he paused the show a few times, but he couldn’t hear the fans screaming for help.

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“I stopped by a few times just to make sure everyone was okay,” Scott said. “I just really give the energy of the fans as a team, you know? Call and answer. I just didn’t, I didn’t hear that. “

Scott is the head and creator of the Astroworld festival, which has an audience of 50,000. Scott’s scene turns deadly as fans swarm toward the stage. The youngest victim is 9 years old Ezra Blount. The others who died were aged between 14 and 27. About 300 people were injured and treated at the festival site and 25 people were taken to hospital.

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To date, more than 300 lawsuits have been filed in Houston and will be consolidated and handled by a single judge. Scott, concert promoter Live Nation and other companies involved in the event are among those sued. Additionally, Scott and the event organizers are at the center of a Houston police crime investigation. No one has been charged and no timetable has been set for when the investigation will be completed.

Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the family of Axel Acosta Avila, 21, who has passed away, said: “Travis Scott, the entourage, the manager, the promoter, the manager, the people attached. bundle and others helping him is the problem,” provided the AP on Thursday. “Everything Travis Scott has done or said since ten people died and hundreds of others were injured at his concerts has been manipulated and calculated by an attorney to shift the responsibility from him to someone else. ”

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In the interview, Scott denied that history encourages fans to take to the stage or promoting security in the past contributed to the chaos at Astroworld.

“People don’t just show up there that’s harmful,” says Scott. “Everybody came to have a good time and something unfortunate happened.”

Scott said he has privately discussed it with some of the victims’ families. He also said he understood why some families declined his offer to pay for his funeral expenses.

“I am always here to want to help them,” Scott said of the victim’s family. “I have to keep showing up for that. I just want to make sure they know that I am there for them and continue to be there for them.”

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Scott said he wants to know more about what caused the deaths and is at the forefront of finding ways to prevent similar tragedies from happening at other live events.

“It is my responsibility to find out what happened here. It is my responsibility to find solutions,” Scott said.

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