Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy concert in Houston resulted in the deaths of 10 people after the crowd could not be contained and fans were crushed. More than 300 other people also suffered injuries. Scott was recently slammed for making huge purchases after the tragedy, and it was high time that his team spoke up.
Travis Scott’s crew claimed that in 2020, the platinum-selling rapper bought a $5.5 million Bugatti Veyron Chiron Super Sport for himself. However, pictures of the vehicle appeared last week, leading some individuals to believe they had just bought it. According to TMZ, the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who died at Astroworld, was outraged and retaliated through lawyer Bob Hillard.
They claimed that their son would still be alive if Scott had spent that money to guarantee the security of everyone who attended the festival in November of last year. HipHopDX reported that a Scott representative took note of the report and referred to the action as the latest attempt to abuse the victims of Astroworld and “gaslight” the public and media.
[This] is a new low. The car referenced was purchased way back in 2020 (well before the tragic events at Astroworld), and covered widely by the media — including TMZ — at that time. Misrepresenting a two-year-old car purchase to make an unprovoked and unjustified attack on Travis Scott is nothing more than another desperate publicity stunt to try to falsely blame Travis and intentionally manipulate public opinion, which won’t work.
The Blount family has previously voiced their criticism of Scott’s actions following Astroworld. Blount’s grandmother slammed the decision in March, calling Scott’s $5 million charity and safety project, “Project Heal,” a “PR stunt,” according to Rolling Stone.
For the horrible events that took place at the Houston-based music festival, Travis Scott is facing hundreds of lawsuits. There were ten fatalities and hundreds of injuries. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more updates!
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