HOUSTON (KIAH) – In one hour-long interview with radio host Charlamagne tha God, Travis Scott said he was unaware a fan was injured while he was performing on stage at the Astroworld festival in Houston last month.
About 300 people were treated at the festival with 50,000 people and 13 hospitalized. Ten people died from their wounds.
Video from the crowd showed fans shouting in unison to stop the show, but Scott said he “didn’t know the exact details until a few minutes before the press conference”.
“Anytime you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show. You want to make sure your fans get the attention they need. Scott said. “You have about 50,000 viewers. You have sound, light, music player, inner ear audio, you have your microphone. You have music. You’ve got your band. All sorts of stuff going on. “
As for “rage” and how to identify it in a crowd, Scott explains it’s “a joyful experience. Not just, or harmful. Not about the other. It’s just about giving and Have fun. Help others. You know, love each other. It’s not about harm. High energy.”
Lawsuits have begun to pile up following the deadly mob crush. Scott’s past inciting concert audiences provides a history that can make it easier to pursue malpractice claims related to a performance.
“People are not out there to do harm,” Scott continued. “People come in to have a good time and something unfortunate happened… and I think we just have to find out, you know, what that is.”
When asked about whether he had any prior knowledge of poor planning and understaffing at the event, he said, “We only trust the experts to control those things.” what they can in the crowd.”
More than 300 lawsuits have been filed to date. Those sued include Scott, concert promoter Live Nation and other companies involved in the event.
When asked about blaming him, he said, “I understand. I am the face of the festival. People want to wear it for me. But at the end of the day, I don’t think it’s more about that. It’s more about figuring out what the problem is. I can take that.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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