The aftermath of the mass stampede at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival is revealing the true extent of the horror that took place at the Houston-based music show.
As reported, multiple attendees died in the melee, with fan and police accounts indicating that there may have been drugging taking place in the audience.
What’s more, it’s now emerged that the youngest person to die was just 14-years-old.
Adding to the complexity of the situation is the critique leveled by some at Scott, who continued with the show. Some say unaware, while others suggest he was in the know.
Whichever side of the fence one is on, the scenes permeating social media are all sorts of shocking.
After issuing a written statement expressing devastation, Scott has released a video echoing similar sentiments.
The rapper again expressed that he is “devastated.”
Expanding, he said:
“I just wanna send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night. We’re actually working now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time.
Addressing the confusion and critique surrounding his continuation of the show, Scott added:
“Any time I can make out anything (negative) that’s going on, I just stop the show and help them get the help they need, you know. I could never just imagine the severity of this situation.”
Per Scott, festival organizers were working with Houston’s police, fire department, and city authority “to get to the bottom” of what transpired. He called on fans to “please just contact your local authorities” in the event they “have any information.”
Concluding, he added:
“I’m honestly just devastated. I could never imagine anything like this happening. I’m (going to) do everything I can to keep you guys updated, just keep you guys informed on what’s going on.”
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