In the wake of Friday’s fatal crush at Travis Scott’s AstroWorld Festival, Houston, Texas, the history of Travis Scott inciting chaos at concerts will be reexamined.
At least eight people were killed and hundreds more were injured in the “Goosebumps” set at NRG Park stadium.
Authorities continue to investigate the criminality of the crowd surge that killed dozens.
“The crowd began pushing and surged towards the front of stage for some reason. This caused people to be squeezed together, which made it impossible for them to escape.”
Over the past two days, many people have shared heartbreaking scenes of the event on social media. They show people trying to escape the crowd and plead with Scott as well as festival staff to stop it.
According to reports, the 30-year-old rapper paused the show at most three times. However, other footage seems to show that he ignores safety warnings.
An AstroWorld attendee has sued Scott, alleging that the rapper “incited” the crowd to the fatal crush.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stated that a criminal investigation is underway at the moment. He also added that “a thorough review of all that has occurred” will be conducted. It could take weeks, if not more, and I am sure that the events will be examined from multiple angles.
Scott, whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster III, is well-known for his high-energy concerts that often feature crowd surfing and mosh pits. He has a history inciting riots at concerts and has been arrested.
He was accused of inviting his fans to rush onto the stage at a show at Rogers’ Arkansas Music Pavilion.