Travis Scott’s first night of his Astroworld concert in Houston ended in tragedy, leading to the deaths of 10 people after the crowd could not be contained and fans were crushed. More than 300 other people also suffered injuries. Another later died from her injuries after being declared brain-dead. Scott is also under fire from the family of an Astroworld victim after he stopped a recent Coney Island concert to stop fans from injuring themselves.
As previously reported, Travis Scott stopped a recent concert at the Coney Art Walls in Coney Island for the sake of fan safety. He did so to avoid a repeat of the Astroworld tragedy. Fans were climbing up the staging area, and he made them get down.
According to TMZ, Alex Hilliard, an attorney representing Ezra Blount’s family, stated that Scott’s actions during the recent concert do not prove the rapper is compassionate and willing to keep order.
“He knows exactly how to keep his fans safe during a concert, but the problem with that is he didn’t just learn about the fact that he has control over the entire crowd.
“There are 10 people that would still be alive today, including young Ezra Blount, if Travis realized his responsibility as an artist goes further than just trying to rile up his crowds, and it reemphasizes the rule of ‘if you see something say something.'”
The lawyer implied that Travis has known he wields this power all along, including at Astroworld, but simply did not do anything about it. Following the Coney Island incident, a representative of Travis Scott said,’ Travis is committed to doing his part to ensure events are as safe as possible so that fans can have fun,” adding that he encouraged fans to listen to security, so everyone could be safe and have fun.
Alex Hilliard did not necessarily buy the compassionate version of Scott, as he said, “The problem Mr. Scott has is his when we call him to the stand to swear him in and cross-examine him the judge will not allow his paid spokesperson to sit in the witness chair and answer questions for him.”
We’ll keep you updated on this ongoing story. At this point, Travis Scott is still looking at a ton of lawsuits as he tried to put his career back together at the same time.
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