Travis Scott Breaks Silence After Astroworld Tragedy

Travis Scott vows to "by no means" let a tragedy like that of his Astroworld Festival concert occur once more.

In his first interview since the Nov. 5 incident, which left 10 folks useless, the rapper sat down with Charlamagne tha God to debate the occasions that occurred throughout and after the Houston present. On the time of the tragedy, authorities defined at a press convention that the group "started to compress in direction of the entrance of the stage" inflicting panic and accidents. "Folks started to fall out, turn into unconscious," authorities mentioned, "and it created extra panic." 

Throughout his interview with Charlamagne, posted to YouTube on Dec. 9, Travis was requested when he discovered issues on the live performance "received as dangerous as they did." Travis, who is facing a number of lawsuits following the tragedy, replied, "It wasn't actually till minutes till the press convention till I came upon precisely what occurred. Even after the present, you already know, you are simply sort of listening to issues. I did not know the precise particulars till minutes earlier than the press convention."

"Even at that second you are sort of identical to, you already know, what?" he continued. "You simply went via one thing and it is like, wait what?"

When Charlamagne requested if Travis knew folks had died, he assured him, "Nah. Till minutes earlier than [the press conference]. The factor is like, folks move out, issues occur at live shows. However one thing like is identical to..."

Check out extra revelations from Travis' interview beneath.

Did He Hear "Full Screams" From the Crowd?: When requested if he might hear screams for assist from the stage, Travis mentioned, "Nah man, it is so loopy as a result of I am that artist too. Like anytime you can hear one thing like that, you need to cease the present, you need to be certain that the followers get the correct consideration they want. Anytime I might see something like that, I did. I ended like a pair instances to simply be certain that all people was OK. I actually simply go off the followers' power as a collective, name to response. I simply did not hear that, you already know, I received music, I received my in-ears, I simply did not hear that."

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Does He Remorse His Preliminary Apology Video?: The day after the live performance tragedy, Travis took to social media to handle his followers. "I am completely devastated by what occurred final night time," he mentioned in a press release on Twitter. "My prayers exit to the households and all these impacted by what occurred at Astroworld Pageant. Houston PD has my whole help as they proceed to look into the tragic lack of life. I'm dedicated to working along with the Houston neighborhood to heal and help the households in want. Thanks to Houston PD, Hearth Division and NRG Park for his or her fast response and help. Love You All."

He later posted an emotional video wherein he despatched prayers to those that died on the present. When requested what headspace he was in when he posted the video, Travis advised Charlamagne, "It needed to have been the night time of so I used to be simply in a headspace of simply making an attempt to get a communication out to my followers. I had actually no info. So I used to be simply making an attempt to determine it out and simply talk to them. I used to be reacting to simply actually get one thing to the followers, these those who confirmed up."

When Charlamagne requested if he regrets posting the video with out having all the knowledge, Travis mentioned, "I imply, yeah, 'trigger you already know, you simply do not know what is going on on. However on the finish of the day I simply needed to get one thing out...I can solely go off of what I do know. However my true intentions of it was actually simply making an attempt to get a message throughout."

On Being Noticed Out {Golfing} With Mark Wahlberg and Michael Jordan Weeks After the Tragedy: Days earlier than Thanksgiving, Travis was spotted {golfing} in California with Mark Wahlberg, Michael Jordan and Cory Gamble, the latter of whom is Kris Jenner's boyfriend. "It was simply Thanksgiving," Travis, who's anticipating his second baby with Kylie Jenner, defined, "they usually have been there. It was simply good folks to have round locally. And, you already know, that was extra like a private time simply making an attempt to get round...I believe some fan requested for a photograph."

How A lot Duty Does He Bear?: "Followers come to the present to have a superb expertise," Travis mentioned. "I've a duty to determine what occurred right here, a duty to determine the answer and hopefully this takes a primary step into us as artists having extra perception of what is going on on. And the professionals to sort of encompass and work out extra of the intel, whether or not it is tech, whether or not it is extra of a response, no matter the issue is, to determine that. And sooner or later transfer ahead in live performance security, be certain that this by no means occurs once more."


On His Relationship With Kylie Jenner and That Leaked W Journal Cowl: Within the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, W journal allegedly scrapped a canopy story that includes Travis and Kylie. In current days, the journal unfold—referring to the duo as a "former" couple—leaked on-line, elevating questions on Travis and Kylie's relationship. "I solely do magazines I like," Travis advised Charlamagne. "However, you already know, {a magazine} is gonna attempt to, like, work out what the f--k they need to work out. I by no means did something for a relationship for anyone to strive to determine, put a label on what they need to put it on. We all know what our relationship is."

His Message to Followers and Households Impacted By This Tragedy: "I simply need everybody to simply proceed praying for the followers," he mentioned. "I need folks to proceed praying for those, the followers that was misplaced. I need folks to proceed praying for the households. I need folks to proceed simply reaching out for therapeutic. I need folks to proceed to simply be there for one another. And keep in mind you already know that love is simply the whole lot. With that, we will attempt to treatment the whole lot. Take steps and to, you already know, therapeutic. I believe the extra we attempt to proceed to let folks grieve and proceed to be there for folks and examine in with extra folks and examine in in your family members. I believe that is identical to some of the necessary issues. Staying robust via this whereas we work out what is going on on, you already know? And convey understanding to those households and to the neighborhood." 

Watch Travis' full interview with Charlamagne above.


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