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Travis Scott Says He’s ‘Absolutely Devastated’ After Astroworld Tragedy

“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life,” rapper says in statement

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 05: Travis Scott performs during 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on November 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)

Travis Scott at Astroworld 2021

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UPDATE:

Kylie Jenner, the mother of Travis Scott’s daughter Stormi and who was also reportedly in attendance at Astroworld Fest, released a statement on Instagram Saturday night about the tragedy.

“Travis and I are broken and devastated,” Jenner wrote. “My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway by yesterday’s events.”

She continued, “And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community.”

As for claims that Scott should have stopped the concert when he saw festival-goers were passed out, “I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”

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UPDATE:

Travis Scott addressed fans directly in a video posted to Twitter late Saturday night, saying that he “could just never imagine the severity of the situation” when a crowd surge resulted in the deaths of at least eight concertgoers at his Astroworld show on Nov. 5.

Scott began the one-minute, 28-second black and white video by sending “prayers to the ones that was lost last night” and stating that he and his team were trying to identify families of the victims to “help assist them through this tough time.” He stressed that had he been able to make out what was going on in the crowd, he would have stopped the show to help fans “get the help they need.”

The 29-year-old rapper reiterated that his team is cooperating with the Houston Police Department and other city officials “to just try to get to the bottom of this.”

ORIGINAL POST:

Travis Scott issued a statement Saturday morning following a crowd surge at his Astroworld Fest in Houston that resulted in the deaths of eight people and hundreds of injuries.

“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott tweeted. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”

Scott added, “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all.”

On Saturday night, Scott took to Instagram to add that “we’re working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time” and implied that he was unaware of any trouble going on during his set.

“Anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, I’d stop the show and help them get the help they need,” he said. “I could never imagine the severity of the situation.” 

Astroworld organizers said in a previous statement, “Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight — especially those we lost and their loved ones. 

“We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind, the festival will no longer be held on Saturday,” organizers continued, “As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to Houston Police.

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