Travis Scott posts online video speaking about Astroworld Festival tragedy
“I’m honestly just devastated,” Scott stated as he consistently sighed and rubbed his forehead.
“We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time,” stated Scott.
Some concertgoers have actually slammed organizers for continuing the program even as unresponsive individuals were being provided CPR and brought away, however Scott suggested he was not familiar with how serious things had actually gotten. “Any time I could make out, you know, anything that’s going on, you know, I just stopped my show and, you know, helped them get the help they need.”
Video from the performance’s live stream revealed Scott pausing his efficiency and searching in confusion as an ambulance pulled into the crowd prior to ending up the performance.
The reason for the deaths has actually not been figured out, and authorities have actually not launched the identities of the victims.
“Our hearts are with the Astroworld festival family tonight — especially those we lost and their loved ones,” Astroworld organizers stated in a declaration Saturday. “We are focused on supporting local officials however we can.”
Scott, a local of Houston, has numerous humanitarian jobs in the neighborhood tailored towards offering resources to city youth. The 3rd yearly celebration, part of a week of charitable activities where Scott and partners revealed a number of education and park beautification jobs, is called after his 2018 album “Astroworld.”
“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott tweeted Saturday. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.