TMZ released a video showing Houston Police filming Travis Scott and Drake with their cell phones during the show. This wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, but the concert was already a concert where multiple people had perished.
This damning video was released, but the Houston Police are blaming Travis Scott. They are saying that it was Scott’s responsibility to shut the show down.
Scott’s legal rep, Ed McPherson, replied to the Houston PD’s accusations about Scott. He had a lot of things to say about how the Police are handling the aftermath of this situation.
“There has been multiple finger-pointing, much of which has been by city officials, who have sent inconsistent messages and have backtracked from original statements.”
“Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was quoted in the New York Times as saying, ‘You cannot just close when you got 50,000 and over 50,000 individuals. We have to worry about rioting, riots, when you have a group that’s that young.’ Yet, just a short time later, Chief Finner states the responsibility to stop the show falls on Travis.”
“It was reported that the Operations Plan designated that only the festival director and executive producers have authority to stop the show, neither of which is part of Travis’s crew. This also runs afoul of HPD’s own previous actions when it shut down the power and sound at this very festival when the performance ran over 5 minutes back in 2019.”
“Investigations should start proceeding over finger pointing so that together, we can identify exactly what transpired and how we can prevent anything like this from happening again.”
We can only hope that nothing like this ever happens again. Astroworld was a tragedy and Travis Scott has already paid for it dearly. With the over 30 lawsuits filed already, odds are he will have a legal nightmare on his hands for a long time to come.
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