Travis initially expressed his condolences to all those affected and how he would cover any burial costs. Now, he is officially telling his side of the story, in a tell-all interview. This comes after a $10 billion lawsuit was filed, in addition to one seeking $2 billion, in damages.
Travis Scott Speaks With Charlamagne Tha God About Astroworld Fest
“The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne Tha God took took to his YouTube feed, to upload an hour-long interview with Travis. There, Travis continued to emphasize that he had no idea what was going on in the crowd of over 50,000 people.
This was while he was performing at the end of the night, and brought Drake out. Several fans in the crowd were seen begging for the concert to be put an end to, though.
“It wasn’t really until minutes into the press conference that I found out exactly what happened,” Travis explains. Even after the show, you’re just hearing things. But I didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the press conference. And even at the moment, you’re like, ‘Wait. What?’ You just went through something, and it’s like, ‘What?'”
Travis Says He Didn’t Hear Fans Pleading For Help
Travis continued to emphasize that he didn’t know any attendees had died that night, (November 5) until that press conference officially began. He also added that he didn’t hear fans call for him to stop the concert to address the chaos that was occurring. This is all while Travis revealed that he stopped the concert that night a few times, to make sure that his fans were okay.
“The thing is, people pass out. Things happen at concerts. But something like that. It’s just like…It’s so crazy because I’m that artist, too, you know, anytime you hear something like that, you want to stop the show. You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need. Anytime I could see something like that, I did. I stopped it a couple times just to make sure everybody is OK. I really just go off the fans’ energy as a collective. Call and response. I just didn’t hear that. I’ve got music. I’ve got my in-ears. I just didn’t hear that.”
Travis Doesn’t Accept Blame For His Rage Culture
In the aftermath of the Astroworld Fest, many critics pointed blame at Travis, for how things usually go, at his concerts. This includes fans acting a bit more energetic as usual, and this is part of the “rage” culture, that he’s known for.
For the incidents of November 5, Travis doesn’t point the blame to that, and emphasized that he and organizers attempted to create the safest environment possible.
“It’s something I’ve been working on for a while of just creating these experiences and trying to show these experiences happening in a safe environment. As artists, we trust professionals to make sure that things happen and people leave safely. And this night was a regular show, it felt like to me as far as the energy. People didn’t show up there to be harmful. They showed up to have a good time, and something unfortunate happened, and I think we really have to figure out what that was.”