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Travis Scott Does First Interview Since Astroworld Tragedy



Travis Scott and Charlamagne Tha God In An Exclusive Interview

In an exclusive interview with The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God, rapper Travis Scott speaks out in-depth about the Astroworld tragedy that left ten dead and hundreds injured. The interview also comes on the heels of Scott denying liability for the Tragedy and asking to dismiss the lawsuits victims filed against him. There are now 200 lawsuits filed against Scott on behalf of the concertgoers who died and those injured.

Travis Scott’s Interview

When asked how he was feeling by the well-known radio host of The Breakfast Club, Scott says that he’s been on an emotional roller coaster. He’s still trying to wrap his head around what has happened. When asked about his intentions with the conversation, Scott also said that he didn’t personally have any. “Something happened, and I feel like I needed just a way to communicate, “Families are grieving; fans experienced something.”

Travis Scott Coping With November 5th’s Tragedy

Travis Scott and Astroworld Victims

Scott claims to not hear victims’ screams for help.

Coping with what has happened hasn’t been the easiest for Scott. “I’ve been like just in the room a lot—a lot of thoughts. Even though Scott claimed to have been in his room, Charlamagne mentioned that people saw Scott out on the golf course with Michael Jordan and Mark Wahlberg. Scott responded, saying that “It was Thanksgiving, and they were just good people to be around. It was more like a personal time to try to get around things.”

The rapper went on to say that “I’ve been doing this for such a long time. Nothing like this has ever happened. These fans are your family, so you feel like you lost something. You do these shows honestly for people to have the best experience.” As we all know, the concertgoers did not have the best experience on that fateful night. Ten people lost their lives, including a 10-year-old child, who was trampled after falling from his father’s shoulders. Hundreds were injured in what is now called one of the deadliest concerts in U.S History.

When Did You Find Out That Things Had Gotten As Bad As They Did?

Scott didn’t realize how bad things had gotten until minutes before the press conference. That’s when he learned that people had passed away. Charlamagne mentioned that people collectively heard others screaming “help” every time Scott stopped a song, trying to get his attention. According to Scott, he didn’t hear any of those screams. “I’m the kind of artist where anytime you hear something like that; you wanna stop the show. You wanna make sure that fans get the proper attention they need. I usually go off of the people’s energy, and I just didn’t hear that.”

What Could Scott See and Hear?

Fifty thousand people filled the venue. “You got lights, you got sounds, you got music, your band, all types of stuff going on.” According to Travis Scott, it was hard to tell excitement from danger when asked by Charlamagne during the interview. “Everything kind of just sounds the same,” Scott also said that it felt like a regular show.

Did Raging Contribute To Deadly Crowd Surge?

Charlamagne mentioned that raging had been a part of the culture. In the past, Scott has allegedly encouraged the kind of energy that could have led to something like the deadly crowd surge happening. Charlamagne also asked Scott if he thought that contributed to the energy of that fateful night at the deadly Astroworld concert show. Scott responded, saying, “No. It is something that I have been working on for a while. I’m just creating these experiences and trying to show like experiences happening in a safe environment. As an artist, we trust professionals to see that things happen and people leave safely.”

Criticism About Poor Planning and Understaffing Of The Event

Charlamagne spoke about critics discussing the event’s poor planning and understaffing. Scott responded by saying, “As an artist, you just do the creative. We just trust the professionals to kind of make sure that people are taken care of and are leaving safely. I just control what I can on the stage, and you have the professionals control what they can in the crowd. It’s just hard cause you wanna have the best shows and the best experiences. You link with professionals to handle that side of it. You wanna know what’s going on, and I think that’s what we gotta figure out, you know? We gotta figure out what happened, why it happened.”

Does Travis Scott Bear Any Responsibility For The Astroworld Tragedy

“Fans come to the show to have a good experience, and I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here. I have a responsibility to figure out the solution. And hopefully, this takes a first step into us as artists having more insight as to what’s going on.” 

Watch the full Travis Scott interview below:

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