Travis Scott-hosted Astroworld Festival was one of the biggest mishaps in the world of music in recent times. 10 people lost their lives in this insane event, while thousands of people were injured to several degrees.

The rapper, along with Live Nation and other organizers, are currently facing many lawsuits, along with a massive $10 billion lawsuit coming from Brent Coon & Associates. The suit has been filed behalf of 1,547 Astroworld Festival attendees, and represents them.

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon “Dame” Dash recently addressed the tragedy and its impact on the music industry. As Dash appeared on Allison Kugel’s Allison Interviews podcast, he talked about such instances not being uncommon at all, and said that he’s lost friends in a similar situation before.

This stuff happens. It happened with Puff at the basketball game. I was there. Like seven people died. They got smothered. I’ve seen that happen. I’ve actually lost friends in situations like that. I would hope that it’s not intentional. I feel sorry. It’s a tragedy and a terrible thing. I wasn’t there. I don’t know the homeboy [Travis Scott]. I can’t blame nobody, but those things have happened. I’ve been a part of those kinds of tragedies.

Dash recalled an instance in which 9 people died to massive stampede. The event at hand occurred during a celebrity basketball game at the City College of New York (CCNY). The December 28, 1991 event had a long running lawsuit for the victims in its aftermath.

Dwight “Heavy D” Myers & Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs (aka Diddy) were liable for half of the damages of the event for being the promoters. However, the other half of the damages fell into the court of City University of New York.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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