According to reports, a Community Services Manager from the City of Indio, California, has confirmed the famous rapper is no longer performing in the massive music festival.
The decision comes on the heels of a petition being launched to force producers of the concert to toss him from the event. According to News Channel 3, a person named Jim Curtis confirmed the story, following the petition pressuring the company ‘Goldenvoice’ to remove the rapper from any of its music festivals. At this point, the petition has raised 60,000 signatures.
Travis Scott Tossed From Coachella Line-Up
“With the recent tragic and unnecessary death at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert, due to Scott’s own gross negligence and sheer lack of compassion for human life, we ask AEG, Paul Tollet, and Goldenvoice to remove his as a performer at all of their festivals,” it reads. A total of 10 people died during the incident, which another 300 were injured.
As we reported, Travis Scott has been sued by victims of the Astroworld tragedy, with over 2,800 individuals seeking billions of dollars in damages. The ‘Sicko Mode’ rapper responded to the lawsuits, claiming he is not personally responsible for the deaths.
Scott sat down for his first interview following the deadly incident, confirming his initial statement that he had NO idea anyone was being injured while performing. As we reported, Travis took a ton of heat for not stopping the concert, as soon as ambulances and emergency personal started helping festivalgoers.
Travis Scott Opens Up On Astroworld Tragedy: It Really Hurts
“It really hurts,” he told Charlemagne Tha God. Adding, “It hurts the community, it hurts the city [Houston where he is from and where the annual festival was held]. It’s a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving.” Specifically, Travis claimed he “didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the initial press conference,” following his performance.
“People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that,” he continued…trailing off.
According to the rapper, his vision from the front of the stage was very “limited” and says he did stop the set at a few points. “Anytime I could see anything like that, I did, I stopped it a couple of times to just make sure everybody was OK,’ he said.
Travis Scott On Astroworld — ‘People Didn’t Show Up There To Be Harmful’
“As artists, you trust professionals for when things happen that people can leave safely, and this night was just like a regular show, it felt like to me, as far as the energy,” he said. Adding, “People didn’t show up there just to be harmful. People just showed up to have a good time and something unfortunate happened and we just need to figure out what that was.”
Unfortunately, Scott’s explanation fell on deaf ears for the attorney of the youngest victim of Astroworld — 9-year-old Ezra Blount. “It is clear from carefully watching Mr. Scott’s interview that he and others were clearly aware of the potential safety dangers of this concert and of the catastrophic deficiencies that led to these terrible deaths and injuries,” the lawyer said.
At this point, Travis hasn’t responded to the Coachella situation.