Travis Scott called out for continuing to perform for 40 minutes while concertgoers died around him
Travis Scott has been called out for continuing to perform for 40 minutes as concertgoers tragically died during his Astroworld Festival on Friday night, Nov. 5.
8 people are confirmed dead and hundreds were injured during a crowd surge and stampede at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, during Travis’ show.
In videos shared online, Scott looked on as paramedics performed CPR on unresponsive young people.
He continued performing for another 40 minutes while kids as young as 14 were loaded into ambulances.
He is also said to have encouraged concertgoers to make “the ground shake” as bodies lay around them.
Travis Scott claims he didn’t know what was happening, but there is video evidence that appears to show he knew something was wrong.
The crowd repeatedly chanted “Stop the show!” but a video shows Travis Scott saying, “Who asked me to stop?”
Travis has a troubling history of violence and injuries at his concerts.
He was arrested in Chicago in 2015 and again in Arkansas in 2017 for urging fans to storm the stage and inciting a riot in the mosh pit that left a security guard and concertgoers injured.
In 2017, Scott was sued by a fan named Kyle Green who was paralyzed after the rapper urged people to jump off a balcony at a concert in New York.
Kyle Green’s lawyers say the deaths in Houston could have been avoided if Scott had learned his lesson in the past.