‘My Heart Is Crushed,’ Drake Says at AstroworldPosted by Mike Schumacher
Drake has issued a statement on the Travis Scott event at Houston’s Astroworld festival, which resulted in the deaths of eight people and the injuries of many more.
He stated on Instagram, “I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy.” “I despise using this platform to express such a delicate emotion as grief, but I’m at a loss for words.”
My heart breaks for the bereaved families and friends, as well as everyone else who is suffering. I will continue to pray for them all and will assist them in any manner I am able. May God’s blessings be upon you all.”
In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, the Canadian rapper, who is one of the most successful performers in the world, was named alongside Scott and promoters Live Nation. According to the complaint, Drake “aided in inciting the crowd,” which pushed forward and created the crush that resulted in the deaths and injuries.
Drake has yet to respond to the allegations. In a statement, Scott, who launched the event in 2018, claimed he was ignorant of the injuries: “Anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, ya know, I stop the show and help them get the help they need.”
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I couldn’t fathom the gravity of the situation.” “I want to make it clear that we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show,” his girlfriend Kylie Jenner added. “In no world would we have continued filming or performing.”
Scott “cares so much about his fans and is truly devastated,” her sister Kim Kardashian West remarked.
Scott has promised reimbursements to all festival ticket holders, as well as covering funeral expenses for the victims’ relatives. “Travis continues to have active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement, and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved,” according to the statement.
This is the first of many measures Travis intends to do as part of his personal promise to help people who have been touched through their grief and recovery.”
Scott has canceled his participation at the Day N Vegas event this weekend, and Post Malone will take his place.
Ezra Blount, a nine-year-old kid, was tumbled off his father’s shoulders during the crush and is now in a medically induced coma. His organs have been damaged, and his brain has swelled. His parents are seeking legal counsel, and Scott and the organizers have already been named in other cases.
Thanks to Ben Beaumont-Thomas at The Guardian whose reporting provided the original basis for this story.
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