Travis Scott’s Astroworld Stampede Tragedy took 8 lives and injured three hundred. Many of the victims are still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Families of the victims that lost their lives are demanding justice.

In the aftermath Travis Scott has cancelled future concerts and issued refunds for everyone who attended Astroworld. He has found himself at the center of over 40 lawsuits. The real sufferers however, are the hundreds of victims. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that the eight people who died include a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old, two 21-year-olds, two 23-year-olds, and a 27-year-old another victim was hurt so badly that their age couldn’t be determined.

Many celebrities have come forward to show their support. Roddy Rich, Kid Cudi and SZA to name a few. Most of the victims are Houston residents, the place where the tragedy took place. As a Houston native, Megan Thee Stallion empathizes with victims on a personal level.

The rapper spoke with Entertainment Tonight at the 2021 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. She showed her support to the people affected by tragedy:

“Houston is my hometown. It has a special place in my heart. I feel terrible. Whatever we can do, I want to help. I want to support. Always. That’s my duty. That’s what I gotta do. We’re sending prayers and condolences and positive energy to everybody and their families.”

Another Houston Native to show support was Beyonce, Queen B took to twitter immediately after news broke to speak out about the heart wrenching tragedy.

Astroworld was indeed a devastating tragedy. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who are no longer with us. The amount of lives it has ruined is staggering. We pray such a horrific incident never happens again. We hope that community leaders, law enforcement and celebrities all join hands to get the victims the help and assistance they direly need.

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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