Travis Scott is spilling the beans on the gut-wrenching Astroworld Festival calamity that shook the world in 2021, where 10 souls met a tragic end, and countless others were left scarred for life. The rap sensation reveals that the memories of that fateful night will haunt him forever.

In a candid heart-to-heart with GQ, Travis couldn’t hold back the tears as he delved into the horror of that night, admitting, “That moment, for families, for the city, you know, it was devastating.”

But the pain doesn’t end there for the “Sicko Mode” hitmaker. He confesses that the tragedy is a constant shadow in his thoughts, saying, “I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans … You just feel for those people. And their families.”

As for whether the beats he laid down in the studio post-Astroworld were influenced by the heart-wrenching event, Travis seems to nod in agreement. He insists that his music is a reflection of his life, always tuned into the moments that shape it.


Travis Scott describes his return to music as a therapeutic outlet, a way to funnel the overwhelming emotions he felt. He revealed, “I was able to channel some of the energy into production and sounds and finishing it.”

As die-hard fans know, Travis unleashed his album, “Utopia,” in July, marking his comeback to the music scene since the Astroworld tour. One track on the album, “My Eyes,” dives deep into his perspective on the traumatic event.

According to Travis, the song represents “the things I deal with on a day-to-day basis and the fact of how it could be misunderstood and the struggles of life and all aspects of life. The constant weight that’s put on.”

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