Travis Scott is in damage control. After a horrific crowd stampede at his Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas resulted in eight deaths and hundreds of injuries, the lawsuits began pouring in. Scott has faced severe public scrutiny for his role in the incident. Scott had even tweeted a video promoting the wild nature of the concert to help promote ticket sales.

Now, after being forced to cancel an upcoming concert in Las Vegas, Scott says he will be issuing full refunds to fans who paid to attend Astroworld. The second and third nights of the show were nixed after the tragedy. Variety reported on the plan to refund ticketholders.

Even after the deaths, Scott continued his performance. This was defended by Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, who said that stopping the show could’ve caused a riot. Drake joined Scott on stage for the last songs of his performance, which was streamed live to a worldwide audience on Apple Music.

The cancelled gig in Vegas is also a general-admission festival. The Day N Vegas event will undoubtedly see increased security, hoping to prevent another horrible occurrence like what took place at Astroworld. Scott says that he is too distraught to perform at the show.

Finner says the investigation into what caused the crush is ongoing. He said that nothing is off the table. It’s too early to make any snap judgments.

“Nothing is off the table in terms of persons who were there, people who fainted, people who were transported,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said. “As far as a crowd surge, all of those things are being looked at. It’s way too early to draw any conclusions.”

Travis Scott will be forced to answer for his own liability in the incident in court. As the investigation is ongoing, it remains to be seen whether anybody will face criminal charges. Unfortunately, no amount of legal proceedings will bring back those we lost. Our thoughts are with the families affected by the tragic events in Houston.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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