Travis Scott’s old tweet has resurfaced amid the Astroworld Stampede Tragedy that took took 8 lives and injured hundreds. The controversial tweet did not only garner attention but a lawsuit has been filed against it.

As reported earlier, Scott has cancelled his upcoming Day N Vegas concert which was to take place November 13 as he is “too distraught to play.” It was also revealed that Scott is planning to issue full refunds to anybody who attended Astroworld. 

“NAW AND WE STILL SNEAKING THE WILD ONES IN,” wrote Scott in a since-deleted tweet from May 2021, which was sent out after it was reported that the festival had sold out. Manuel Souza’s lawsuit claims that this tweet “recklessly encouraged fans to breach the barriers and otherwise actively encouraged a culture of violence.” 

The lawsuit was filed at Harris County District Court by the attendee Manuel Souza, who received injuries at the festival. It details Live Nation, Scott’s label Cactus Jack Records & ScoreMore (co-organizers) as the defendants. Souza’s lawyer Steve Kherkher wrote in the petition that it was a failure on the organizers’ part to conduct a safe event.

Several videos have surfaced of fans trying to stop the concert amid chaos. Attendees have said that several pleas to stop the concert were ignored. Many victims from the Astroworld concert also showed their horrific injuries. The concert riot was also rumored to be a targeted attack. We hope such a horrific incident never happens again. Condolences to the families of the victims who are no longer with us.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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