Travis Scott Called Lawyer-Driven and Calculated After First Interview About Astroworld Tragedy
The ‘Sicko Mode’ rapper is accused of trying to shift blame to someone else after speaking out about his deadly music festival in first-ever sit down since the tragedy.
AceShowbiz -Travis Scott was blasted following his first-ever sit-down since the deadly Astroworld festival. The rapper came under fire from the lawyer who represented the family of Axel Acosta, a 21-year-old concergoer who died after suffering injuries at the star’s gig.
“Everything that Travis Scott has done or said since ten people died and hundreds of others were injured at his concert has been lawyer-driven and calculated to shift blame from him to someone else,” the lawyer stated.
“Axel Acosta and the many others killed or injured are the victims. Travis Scott, his entourage, handlers, promoters, managers, hangers on and everyone else who enable him are the problem.”
In his 51-minute chat with “The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne Tha God, Travis said he was in an “emotional roller coaster” following the tragedy.
“It really hurts,” the rap star claimed. “It hurts the community; it hurts the city. It’s just been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving and just trying to wrap my head around it. I really just want to be there. Wish you could just hold everyone, talk to them, have conversations.”
He insisted he was unaware of the severity of the situation, “It wasn’t really until like minutes until the press conference until I figured out exactly what happened. Even after the show, you’re just kind of hearing things, but I didn’t know the exact details. No idea. People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that?”
When asked why the concert continued after officials declared it a mass casualty ever, he insisted he did stop the event after being told to. “They told me, ‘Right after the guests get on stage, we’re going to end the show.’ And that’s what we did,” he claimed. “Other than that, there was no communication.”
He also vehemently denied allegations that he ignored fans’ pleas for help, insisting he did not hear anyone yelling for help. “Any time you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show,” he said. “I stopped it a couple times to make sure everything’s OK. You can only help what you can see and whatever you’re told. Whenever somebody tells you to stop, you stop.”
Travis Scott is facing billion-dollar lawsuits from victims and their families. He was blamed for his handling of the surge, but his lawyer said the officials were partly responsible for what happened.
The hip-hop star offered to cover the victims’ funerals but he was rejected by half of the victims’ families.
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