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Travis Scott's Rolling Loud Performance Marks His Return To The Festival Scene

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By Favour Adegoke on July 25, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT

American rapper and singer Travis Scott is back in the festival spotlight after the tragedy that hit his "Astroworld" concert in 2017. This weekend, the "SICKO MODE" singer, 31, surprised fans by appearing on stage with his friend Future at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami.

While many fans were excited to see him at the festival with his fellow rapper, some were still affected by the tragedy. This was the star's first main festival performance since the terrible incident that left ten people dead and many injured. 

Keep reading to find out how it went. 

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Future And Travis Scott Performed Together 

Towards the end of Future's performance, Scott came on stage and got fans cheering as they performed their new collab, "Hold That Heat." The stars then went into Scott's 2016 track "Goosebumps" from his album "Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight" and "No Bystanders" from his 2018 album "Astroworld."

Scott was later seen by fans performing at the "E11EVEN" nightclub in Miami in front of a crowd. Per PageSixhe performed there earlier in May after staying low-key for a while because of the tragedy. 

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The Astroworld Tragedy 

At Scott's November concert, some fans were stampeded in a crowd rush towards the stage, as Houston fire chief Sam Pena reported. People began to fall, many were trampled, and some died. 

Following the event, the "HIGHEST IN THE ROOM" rapper reportedly offered to pay for the victims' funeral services but was rejected by several families. As reported by People, he was also slammed with multiple lawsuits, including a class action for about 2,800 victims.

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When asked about the incident, the star alleged in an NYP interview that he had no idea that fans were in danger. "You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need. I just go off the fans' energy. But I just didn't hear [screams]," he said. 

He also insisted that he was "1,000 percent" certain he did everything to help the audience but didn't hear cries while on stage. The star has since tried to move on as he opened up earlier this year on how much the tragedy affected him and how he planned to improve things.

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Travis Scott Tried To Make Amends

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In March, the star, who shares two children with Kylie Jenner, announced a new project, "HEAL," to fans on Instagram. He explained that it was a charity initiative focused on the community. He also shared that he had taken some time to "grieve, reflect and do [his] part to heal [his] community" with its launch.

"Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change," Scott wrote at the time. He also revealed that this would be a "lifelong journey for me and my family."

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The rapper has since tried to show fans how much he cared in his way. Earlier this month, he paused his "The Day Party: Independence Day" performance in Coney Island, Brooklyn, to ensure they were safe. 

While some fans were reportedly scaling a lighting setup, he said, "Hey yo, my bro, my brother, just make sure you're OK though, my brother. You hear me?" into the mic as they climbed down before continuing the performance.

He Learned From It

About the incident, a rep for the rapper told People at the time, "Travis is committed to doing his part to ensure events are as safe as possible so that fans can have fun." They continued, "He encouraged fans to listen to requests from security and climb down from the lighting structures so that everyone would be able to safely enjoy last night's performance."

Fans can't wait to see Scott on stage again as he was announced in April to headline Primavera Sound's upcoming shows in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, and Santiago de Chile. The star was announced alongside artists like Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Björk, and Lorde.

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